US Pat. No. 10,687,556

BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLES

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A smoking article comprising:a housing having a mouthpiece and configured to receive a nicotine-containing aerosol generating substrate;
control electronics configured to control delivery of an amount of a nicotine-containing aerosol from the nicotine-containing aerosol generating substrate through the mouthpiece; and
a nicotine metabolite sensor positioned at the mouthpiece and operably coupled to the control electronics.

US Pat. No. 10,687,555

VAPORIZER ASSEMBLY HAVING A VAPORIZER AND A MATRIX

BATMARK LIMITED, London ...

1. A vaporizer assembly comprising a vaporizer and a matrix suitable for retaining a vaporizable liquid, wherein the vaporizer comprises:first and second surfaces forming a common edge, the first surface having a greater surface area than the second surface, the second surface presenting along a longitudinal dimension of the vaporizer and the first surface presenting along a transverse dimension of the vaporizer;
wherein the vaporizer is in contact with the matrix via the second surface, wherein the vaporizer is formed from a material comprising a capillary structure,
wherein the longitudinal dimension of the vaporizer is substantially parallel with a longitudinal dimension of the vaporizer assembly, the capillary structure being exposed along the first and second surfaces of the vaporizer.

US Pat. No. 10,687,554

CONNECTION DEVICE, CARTRIDGE AND ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cartridge for an electronic vapor (e-vapor) apparatus, comprising:a pre-vapor formulation compartment configured to hold a pre-vapor formulation therein;
a first connector configured to connect the cartridge to a power section of the e-vapor apparatus, the first connector including at least one power connector, the at least one power connector including two prongs, and a wall of the first connector being spaced apart from a first prong of the two prongs to define a gap therebetween;
a processing device configured to communicate with the power section, the processing device being disposed within the gap and in contact with (i) the wall of the first connector and (ii) the first prong of the two prongs; and
a housing surrounding at least a portion of the first connector,
wherein the processing device further includes
a first pin configured to connect to the housing and provide a data communication line, and
a second pin configured to connect to the first prong of the two prongs.

US Pat. No. 10,687,553

APPARATUS FOR HEATING SMOKABLE MATERIAL AND ARTICLE OF SMOKABLE MATERIAL

British American Tobacco ...

1. An apparatus for enabling smokable material to be heated to volatize at least one component of said smokable material, the apparatus comprising:a housing;
a processor;
a capacitive sensor to enable an article of smokable material to be identified when the article has been introduced into the housing in use and comprising at least one electrode; and
circuitry constructed and arranged so as to alternate between applying a charging voltage to the capacitive sensor to charge the capacitive sensor to a first voltage and allowing the capacitive sensor to discharge to a second voltage that is lower than the first voltage,
wherein the processor is constructed and arranged to detect a change in capacitance of the at least one electrode and the article of smokable material introduced into the housing in use, and
wherein the circuitry is arranged so that the apparatus is only operated to cause heating of the article of smokable material introduced into the housing in use if a number of transitions between the first voltage and the second voltage on the capacitive sensor in a predetermined time period is less than a predetermined number.

US Pat. No. 10,687,552

CARTRIDGE WITH A HEATER ASSEMBLY FOR AN AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cartridge for use in an aerosol-generating system, comprising:a liquid storage portion comprising a housing configured to hold a liquid aerosol-forming substrate, the housing having an opening; and
a heater assembly comprising at least one heater element fixed to the housing and extending across the opening of the housing, wherein the heater assembly is substantially flat and formed in a single plane,
wherein the at least one heater element of the heater assembly has a width that is smaller than a width of the opening of the housing,
wherein the at least one heater element is fluid-permeable and comprises
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments, and
a mesh having interstices between the electrically conductive filaments,
wherein the housing of the liquid storage portion contains a capillary material, and
wherein the capillary material extends into the interstices between the filaments.

US Pat. No. 10,687,551

INSECT COMPOSITIONS

INSECTERGY, LLC, Baltimo...

1. A method to grow insects, the method includes:(a) providing: a first insect feeding chamber including a first interior and including insects present within the first interior, the first insect feeding chamber is configured to grow the insects; and a second insect feeding chamber including a second interior and including additional insects present within the second interior, the second insect feeding chamber is configured to grow the additional insects;
(b) after step (a), introducing an air supply including a pre-determined temperature and a predetermined-humidity via a first fan to: the first interior of the first insect feeding chamber to grow the insects; and the second interior of the second insect feeding chamber to grow the additional insects;
(c) after step (b), evacuating a first gas from the first insect feeding chamber and a second gas from the second insect feeding chamber with a second fan;
(d) after step (c), combining the first gas with the second gas to produce a combined gas; and
(e) after step (d), filtering the combined gas.

US Pat. No. 10,687,549

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CRACKING STONE FRUIT NUTS

JANON TRADING PROPRIETARY...

1. An apparatus for cracking stone fruit nuts, the apparatus comprising:a frame supporting a set of spaced apart jaws;
wherein the set of spaced apart jaws includes a first jaw and a second jaw defining a gap therebetween;
wherein the set of spaced apart jaws includes an inlet at a first end thereof and an outlet at a second end thereof, and with the gap tapered down from the inlet to the outlet;
wherein the first jaw is adjustably secured to the frame for adjustment of a size of the gap;
wherein the second jaw is movably supported by the frame and secured to drive means configured to rotatably move the second jaw relative to the first jaw, operatively to continuously change a size of the gap between a predeterminable minimum size and a predeterminable maximum size;
wherein any plane within which the second jaw is located at any point in a rotation thereof is parallel to any other plane in which the second jaw plane is located during a rotation thereof and with a tangential motion of the second jaw when the gap is at the minimum size is directed substantially towards the outlet and the tangential motion of the second jaw when the gap is at the maximum size is directed substantially towards the inlet to crack a shell of a stone fruit nut located between the set of spaced apart jaws by repeatedly pressing and rolling the nut on a side thereof between the set of spaced apart jaws from the inlet to the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,687,547

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING PRECIPITATION OF DYES IN A BEVERAGE

Kraft Foods Group Brands ...

1. A beverage concentrate solution comprising:(a) a first azo-component and a second azo-component, wherein the first azo-component and the second azo-component are present in a combined amount of about 0.1 wt. % to about 6 wt. % of the beverage concentrate;
(b) an electrolyte comprising sodium chloride and/or potassium salt in an amount of about 2 wt. % to about 9 wt. % of the beverage concentrate; and
(c) a solvent,
wherein the weight ratio of the first azo-component to the second azo-component is about 1:3 to about 3:1,
wherein the second azo-component is different from the first azo-component,
wherein the first azo-component and the second azo-component is selected from the group consisting of Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, and
wherein the first azo-component and the second azo-component remain in solution for at least seven days under refrigerated or ambient conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,687,546

FRUIT FLAVORING IN THE IMAGE OF A FRUIT PORTION FOR INTRODUCTION INTO A VESSEL FOR FLAVORING A FLUID

1. An apparatus used in conjunction with a beverage vessel containing a liquid with which a soluble substance is mixed, said beverage vessel having a narrow opening for drinking said liquid, said apparatus comprising:a gelatinous elastic entity comprising said soluble substance for introduction and dissolution into said liquid, said elastic entity being larger than said narrow opening and for passing completely through said narrow opening and remaining unsecured inside said liquid past said narrow opening;
wherein said elastic entity has the shape of a wedge portion of a fruit, where three sides of said wedge portion include two substantially planar surfaces and a curved surface, and where only a portion of said two substantially planar surfaces are joined by said curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,687,545

DRY MIXTURE IN PARTICULATE FORM FOR PREPARATION OF LIQUID FOODS WITH DISPERSED GAS BUBBLES

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A composition in the form of a dry mixture in particulate form for preparation of a beverage or liquid food composition containing dispersed gas bubbles in a continuous liquid phase, the dry mixture in particulate form comprising:an instant flavour component in particulate form;
a water-soluble gas release agent in particulate form that releases gas bubbles upon reconstitution in water; and
xanthan gum in particulate form, wherein the xanthan gum is obtained from the fermentation of Xanthomonas campestris pathover campestris, deposited with the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) under the accession no. PTA-11272, wherein the xanthan gum is present in the composition at a weight fraction of less than 4.0 wt % and provides an apparent yield stress of at least 0.3 Pa within a period of 30 seconds after addition of water to reconstitute the xanthan gum; and
wherein the instant flavour component is suitable to prepare a beverage or liquid food composition selected from the group consisting of:
soups, bouillons, sauces, gravies, and/or seasonings;
other savoury food products;
tea and tea-based beverages, containing an extract from the plant Camellia sinensis;
herbal infusions, preferably containing an extract selected from mint, camomile, rooibos, rosehip, hibiscus, raspberry, or any combination of these;
ice cream and/or desserts and/or milk shakes, which are intended for serving at a temperature below 0° C.;
soy-based beverages, wherein these beverages in reconstituted form contain at least 0.3% by weight of ingredients originating from soybean, wherein the ingredients comprise a soy protein;
dressings; and
spreads.

US Pat. No. 10,687,544

FEED ADDITIVE COMPOSITION FOR RUMINANTS CONTAINING ACIDIC OR NEUTRAL AMINO ACID, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

AJINOMOTO CO., INC., Chu...

1. A method of producing a feed additive composition, comprising:preparing a molten mixture of at least one protective agent, lecithin, and an acidic or neutral amino acid; and
immersing the molten mixture in water or an aqueous liquid to obtain a solidified mixture;
wherein:
the at least one protective agent comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of a hydrogenated vegetable oil having a melting point of higher than 50° C. and lower than 90° C. and a hydrogenated animal oil having a melting point higher than 50° C. and lower than 90° C.; and
the acidic or neutral amino acid is glutamic acid or glutamine.

US Pat. No. 10,687,540

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF LOW THERMOPHILE AND LOW SPORE MILK POWDER

Caloris Engineering, LLC,...

1. A method of processing a milk stream comprising:supplying a milk stream to a pre-evaporator;
concentrating the milk stream using the pre-evaporator, thereby producing an intermediate concentration milk, and directing the intermediate concentration milk to a buffer tank;
cooling and accumulating a holdup volume of the intermediate concentration milk in the buffer tank, wherein the intermediate concentration milk is cooled to between about 35° F. to about 50° F., thereby producing a cooled intermediate concentration milk;
drawing and reheating the cooled intermediate concentration milk from the buffer tank, thereby producing a reheated intermediate concentration milk; and
concentrating the reheated intermediate concentration milk using a finisher evaporator, thereby producing a final concentration milk;
wherein the holdup volume of the intermediate concentration milk is accumulated by the pre-evaporator producing the intermediate concentration milk at a rate greater than a rate at which the finisher evaporator draws the cooled intermediate concentration milk from the buffer tank.

US Pat. No. 10,687,539

MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING FOR TRANSPORTATION AND RIPENING OF BANANAS AND PLANTAINS WITH EXTENDED QUALITY PRESERVATION

Windham Packaging, LLC, ...

1. A packaging apparatus containing bananas or plantains, and suitable for both ripening and extending the shelf life of said bananas or plantains, the apparatus comprising:a box;
a plastic bag placed within the box, said plastic bag having a bottom at a closed distal end thereof, and a sealed top at a proximal end thereof; and
a plurality of bananas or plantains contained within the plastic bag and positioned having their concave sides facing down toward a bottom of the box;
said plastic bag being penetrated by laser microperforations located only in a distributed plurality of target areas on the plastic bag, each of said target areas including a plurality of said microperforations, each of said target areas being separated from all neighboring target areas by distances that are greater than the target area's largest dimension, each of said microperforations having an average diameter of between 100 microns and 400 microns;
said target areas including target areas located at both the bottom and the top of the plastic bag, wherein the target areas at the bottom of the plastic bag are provided in locations that are not occluded by said bananas or plantains; and each of said target areas being an array of the microperforations.

US Pat. No. 10,687,538

ANIMAL TENDERIZING CHAIN AND WEIGHT

1. A kit for tenderizing the meat of a carcass comprisinga plurality of chains, a plurality of weights, and a plurality of S-hooks;
wherein the kit for tenderizing the meat of a carcass is configured for use with a carcass;
wherein the carcass is selected from the group consisting of livestock and a game animal;
wherein the carcass is further defined with a plurality of fore appendages and a plurality of hind appendages;
wherein the plurality of chains, a plurality of weights, and a plurality of S-hooks attach to the plurality of fore appendages;
wherein the kit for tenderizing the meat of a carcass is configured for use in the post-slaughter processing of the carcass into meat;
wherein the kit for tenderizing the meat of a carcass applies a tension to the carcass that damages the connective tissues within the muscles of the carcass;
wherein the plurality of fore appendages comprises a first fore appendage and a second fore appendage;
wherein the first fore appendage is a limb selected from the plurality of fore appendages that hangs freely from the carcass during the post-slaughter processing of the carcass;
wherein the second fore appendage is a limb selected from the plurality of fore appendages that hangs freely from the carcass during the post-slaughter processing of the carcass;
wherein the plurality of chains, a plurality of weights, and a plurality of S-hooks attach to the plurality of fore appendages when the carcass is suspended from the plurality of hind appendages;
wherein each of the plurality of chains is a linear series of interlinked rings;
wherein each of the plurality of chains is an extension structure that suspends a weight selected from the plurality of weights to a fore appendage selected from the plurality of fore appendages;
wherein the span of the length of each of the plurality of chains extends the reach between the selected weight and the selected fore appendage such that the selected weight will not damage the selected fore appendage during the post-slaughter processing of the carcass;
wherein each of the plurality of weights is a mass containing structure that is formed with an associated weight;
wherein each of the plurality of weights is suspended from a fore appendage selected from the plurality of fore appendages by the plurality of chains and the plurality of S-hooks;
wherein each of the plurality of weights applies a load to the selected fore appendage such that the selected fore appendage forms a link in the load path of the selected weight.

US Pat. No. 10,687,537

PIZZA DOUGH PRESS APPARATUS AND METHOD

MHI Restaurant Group LLC,...

1. A press system configured for pressing a dough, comprising:a press assembly comprising a press mold comprising a central portion having a first dimension, an edge portion having a second dimension, and an intermediate portion having a third dimension and comprising a first angled surface and a second angled surface, wherein the first angled surface is inclined at a first angle with respect to a horizontal plane and the second angled surface is inclined at a second angle with respect to the horizontal plane;
an expansion cavity defined by the central portion configured to receive at least a portion of the pliable material when the press system impinges the dough;
wherein the intermediate portion is provided radially between the central portion and the edge portion, and the third dimension is greater than the first and second dimensions.

US Pat. No. 10,687,536

DISPOSABLE WIPES FOR ENERGIZED TREATMENT AGENT

Microlin, LLC, Salt Lake...

1. A method, comprising:providing a holder structured in harmony with a disposable wipe to create hydroxyl or other chemical radicals from a portion of a first chemical treatment agent, the holder comprising a power source and a control system operably coupled to an electrically activated first transducer, the holder being configured to receive individual ones of a plurality of disposable wipes in successive installed operable registration with the holder;
placing a disposable wipe in operable registration with the holder, the disposable wipe carrying the first chemical treatment agent; and
treating a surface of an object by activating the holder to energize a portion of the first treatment agent and thereby modify the first treatment agent such that modified treatment agent is energized and is improved in efficacy to kill microbes compared to unmodified treatment agent, and wiping the object with the disposable wipe.

US Pat. No. 10,687,533

MICROBIOCIDAL OXADIAZOLE DERIVATIVES

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A method of controlling or preventing infestation of useful plants by phytopathogenic microorganisms, comprising applying to the plants, to parts thereof or the locus thereof a fungicidally effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is hydrogen;
R2 is halogen, methyl or methoxy;
R3 represents hydrogen or C1-4alkyl; and
R4 represents R4A, R4B, R4C, R4D or R4E; wherein
R4A represents heterocyclylC0-6alkyl wherein the heterocyclyl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered non-aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R5A;
R5A represents C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkoxycarbonyl, phenylC0-2alkyl;
R4B represents C3-8cycloalkylC0-6alkyl optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3 or 4 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R5B;
R5B represents cyano, halogen, C1-4alkyl, C2-4alkynyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonyl, C3-6cycloalkylC0-2alkyl, phenylC0-2alkyl, and wherein any of said cycloalkyl or phenyl moieties are optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R6B; and
R6B represents methyl, methoxy or halogen;
R4C represents C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl or C2-6alkynyl, wherein C1-6alkyl is optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R5C;
R5C represents halogen, C1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkylcarbonyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonyl, hydroxyl, C1-4alkylaminocarbonyl;
R4D represents a phenylC0-6alkyl optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R5D;
R5D represents cyano, halogen, hydroxy, C1-4alkyl, C2-4alkenyl, C2-4alkynyl, haloC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkylcarbonyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, C1-4alkylaminocarbonyl, diC1-4alkylaminocarbonyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonylamino, C3-8cycloalkylC0-6alkyl, phenylC0-6alkyl, heteroarylC0-6alkyl wherein the heteroaryl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, heterocyclylC0-6alkyl wherein the heterocyclyl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered non-aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, and wherein any of said cycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl moieties are optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R6D; and
R6D represents methyl, methoxy or halogen; and
R4E represents heteroarylC0-6alkyl wherein the heteroaryl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered aromatic ring comprising 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, and wherein the heteroarylC0-6alkyl moiety is optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R5E;
R5E represents cyano, amino, halogen, hydroxy, C1-4alkyl, C2-4alkenyl, C2-4alkynyl, haloC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkylamino, diC1-4alkylamino, C1-4alkylcarbonyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, C1-4alkylaminocarbonyl, diC1-4alkylaminocarbonyl, C1-4alkoxycarbonylamino, C3-8cycloalkylC0-6alkyl, phenylC0-6alkyl, heteroarylC0-6alkyl wherein the heteroaryl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, heterocyclylC0-6alkyl wherein the heterocyclyl moiety is a 5- or 6-membered non-aromatic ring which comprises 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms individually selected from N, O and S, and wherein any of said cycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl are optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents, which may be the same or different, selected from R6E; and
R6E represents methyl, methoxy or halogen;
or a salt or an N-oxide thereof,
or a composition comprising the compound of formula (I) as an active ingredient.

US Pat. No. 10,687,532

SUBSTITUTED OXADIAZOLES FOR COMBATING PHYTOPATHOGENIC FUNGI

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method for combating phytopathogenic harmful fungi, which process comprises treating the fungi or the materials, plants, the soil or seeds to be protected against fungal attack, with an effective amount of at least one compound of formula I:
or an N-oxide or an agriculturally acceptable salt thereof;
wherein:
A is selected from the group consisting of subformulae (A.4), (A.5), and (A.8)

wherein #1 denotes the position which is bound to the trifluoromethyloxadiazole moiety and #2 denotes the position which is connected to the NR2-L-Y-R1 group and wherein the cyclic groups A are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3 or 4 identical or different groups RA; wherein
RA is F, Cl, or Me
L is selected from the group consisting of —C(?O)—, —C(?S)- and —S(?O)p;
p is 0, 1 or 2;
Y is a bond or C1-C4-alkylene; wherein Y is unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups RY;
RY is selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio and C3-C8-cycloalkyl;
R1 is a 3- to 10-membered saturated, partially unsaturated, mono- or bicyclic carbocycle; or a 3- to 10-membered saturated, partially unsaturated, mono- or bicyclic heterocycle; and wherein the ring member atoms of said mono- or bicyclic heterocycle include besides carbon atoms further 1, 2, 3 or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, O and S as ring member atoms and wherein 1 or 2 carbon ring member atoms of the heterocycle may be replaced by 1 or 2 groups independently selected from the group consisting of C(?O) and C(?S); and wherein any of the cyclic groups are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a;
R1a is selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, oxo, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-haloalkylthio, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, NHSO2-C1-C4-alkyl, —(C=O)-C1-C4-alkyl, C(?O)—C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl, hydroxyC1-C4-alkyl, C(?O)—NH2, C(?O)—NH(C1-C4-alkyl), C1-C4-alkylthio-C1-C4-alkyl, aminoC1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkylamino-C1-C4-alkyl, diC1-C4-alkylamino-C1-C4-alkyl, aminocarbonyl-C1-C4-alkyl and C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, ethynyl, propargyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C3-C8-cycloalkyl, C3-C8-cycloalkenyl, C(?O)-(C1-C6-alkyl) and C(?O)-(C1-C6-alkoxy); and wherein any of the aliphatic or cyclic groups are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a.

US Pat. No. 10,687,531

UREA AND THIOUREA SUBSTITUTED BICYCLES DERIVATIVES AS PESTICIDES

SYNGENTA PARTICIPATIONS A...

1. A compound of formula (I)orwherein Q is selected from

A1 is N or CRA1;
A2 is N or CRA2;
A3 is N or CRA3;
A4 is N or CRA4;
A5 is N or CRA5;
A6 is N or CRA6;
with the proviso that not more than four of A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and A6 are N;
RA1, RA2, RA3, RA4, RA5 and RA6 are independently selected from H, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)(C3-6 cycloalkyl), C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6haloalkenyl, C2-C6haloalkynyl, —(C0-6alkyl)(C3-C6halocycloalkyl), —(C3-C6cycloalkyl)(C1-C3haloalkyl), —(C0-6alkyl)-heterocyclyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)-heteroaryl, halogen, CN, —C1-C4alkyl-CN, —C3-C6cycloalkyl-CN, NO2, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkoxy-C1-C4alkyl, —S—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)2 C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6alkyl, —NH—C1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —NH—C3-C6cycloalkyl, —(C1-C6alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —C(?O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(?O)H, —C(?O)C1-C6alkoxy, —C(?O)C1-C6haloalkoxy, —C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6haloalkyl) and —C(?O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2;
W is NR1 or O;
Y is O or S;
J is a 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, wherein said heteroaryl and heterocyclyl is unsubstituted or substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)C3-8cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6haloalkenyl, C2-C6haloalkynyl, —(C0-6alkyl)C3-8halocycloalkyl, —C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C3haloalkyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)heterocyclyl, halogen, CN, —C1-C4alkyl-CN, —C3-C6cycloalkyl-CN, NO2, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxy, —(C1-C4alkyl)(C1-C4alkoxy), —S—C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)2 C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6alkyl, —S—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)2 C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6haloalkyl, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C2-C6alkyl)2, —NH(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6alkyl), CHO, —C(?O)(C2-C6alkoxy), —C(?O)(C1-C6haloalkoxy), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6haloalkyl) and —C(?O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2;
Ar1 and Ar2 are independently selected from phenyl and heteroaryl, wherein said phenyl and heteroaryl are unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, (C0-C6alkyl)-C3-6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6haloalkenyl, C2-C6haloalkynyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)C3-6halocycloalkyl, —C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C3haloalkyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)heterocyclyl, halogen, CN, —C1-C6alkyl-CN, —C3-C6cycloalkyl-CN, NO2, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, —(C1-C4alkyl)(C1-C4alkoxy), —S—C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)2 C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6alkyl, —S—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(O)—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)2 C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6haloalkyl, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —NH(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6alkyl), CHO, —C(?O)(C1-C6alkoxy), —C(?O)(C1-C6haloalkoxy), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6haloalkyl) and —C(?O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)C3-C6-cycloalkyl, —(C0-C6alkyl)C3-8halocycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6haloalkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C2-C6haloalkynyl, —(C1-C4alkyl)O(C1-C4alkyl), —S—C1-C6alkyl, —S—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)2—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)—C1-C6haloalkyl, —S(?O)2—C1-C6haloalkyl, —C(?O)(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6alkoxy), —C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —O—C(?O)(C1-C6alkoxy), —O—C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl), —O—C(?O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2 and —C(?N—C1-C4alkoxy)-C1-C4alkyl; provided that when R1 and R2 are different from H, R1 and R2 is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6haloalkenyl, C2-C6haloalkynyl, C3-C6halocycloalkyl, halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, —S—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)—C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(?O)(?NH)C1-C6alkyl, —NH(C1-C6alkyl), —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —NH(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —N(C1-C4alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6alkoxy, —C(?O)NH(C1-C6alkyl) and —C(?O)(C1-C6alkyl);
R3 is selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, —(C0-6alkyl)C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, —C(?O)H, —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C0-6alkyl)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C0-6alkyl)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C(?O)(C2-C6-alkenyl), —C(?O)O(C2-C6-alkenyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)S(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C0-6 alkyl)phenyl, —(C0-6 alkyl)-O-phenyl, —C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)(heteroaryl), —C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —(C0-C6-alkyl)(heteroaryl), —(C0-C6-alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —(C0-C6-alkyl)-O-(heteroaryl), —(C0-C6-alkyl)-O-(heterocyclyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C0-6alkyl)-phenyl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C0-6alkyl)-heteroaryl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)OC(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)-N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C0-6alkyl)-heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)N(R3a)—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)N(R3a)—(C0-C6-alkyl)-heteroaryl-C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)N(R3a)—(C0-C6-alkyl)-heterocyclyl-C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)N(R3a)—(C0-C6-alkyl)-heteroaryl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)N(R3a)—(C1-C6-alkyl)-heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)-heteroaryl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—N(R3a)(C1-C6-alkyl)(N(R3a)(R3b))(C(?O)OH), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—N(R3a)(C1-C6-alkyl)(N(R3a)(R3b)), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—N(R3a)(C1-C6-alkyl)N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—N(R3a)(C1-C6-alkyl)N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl)(C(?O)OH), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)heteroaryl-C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)-heterocyclyl-C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)—(C0-C6-alkyl)heteroaryl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)(C0-C6-alkyl)heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—C(?O)—(C1-C6-alkyl)-N(R3a)C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C0-C6-alkyl)-NR3aR3b, —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C0-C6-alkyl)heteroaryl and —(C1-C6-alkyl)-O—(C0-C6-alkyl)heterocyclyl;
wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, phenyl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl are unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, NR3aR3b, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, —S—(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)2(C1-C6-alkyl), —O—S(?O)2(C1-C6-alkyl), —O—S(?O)2(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)H, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NR3aR3b, —(C1-C6-alkyl)NR3aR3b, —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C2-C6-alkenyl), —C(?O)O(C2-C6-alkenyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)S(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), phenyl, —O-phenyl, —Si(C1-C6-alkyl)3, —S(?O)NR3aR3b, —S(?O)2NR3aR3b, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl;
Z is a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclyl or heteroaryl, which heterocyclyl or heteroaryl is unsubstituted or substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, oxo, hydroxy, —NRZaRZb, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, —S—(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)2(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —OS(?O)2(C1-C6-alkyl), —OS(?O)2(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)H, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NRZaRZb, —(C1-C6-alkyl)NRZaRZb, —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C2-C6-alkenyl), —C(?O)O(C2-C6-alkenyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)S(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), phenyl, —O-phenyl, —Si(C1-C6-alkyl)3, —S(?O)NRZaRZb, —S(O)2NRZaRZb, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl;
wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, phenyl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl substituent is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, CN, NO2, NRZaRZb, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, —S—(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —S(?O)2(C1-C6-alkyl), —O—S(?O)2(C1-C6-alkyl), —O—S(?O)2(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)H, —C(?O)OH, —C(?O)NRZaRZb, —(C1-C6-alkyl)NRZaRZb, —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C1-C6-haloalkyl), —C(?O)(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)O(C3-C6-cycloalkyl), —C(?O)(C2-C6-alkenyl), —C(?O)O(C2-C6-alkenyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)O(C1-C6-alkyl), —(C1-C6-alkyl)S(C1-C6-alkyl), —C(?O)(C1-C6-alkyl)C(?O)O(C1-C6-alkyl), phenyl, —O-phenyl, —Si(C1-C6-alkyl)3, —S(?O)NRZaRZb, —S(?O)2NRZaRZb, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl;
R3a, R3b, RZa and RZb are independently selected from H, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl and C1-C6-alkoxy;or an agrochemically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, tautomer, N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,687,530

HYDROPHILIC POLYMERS WITH ANTIMICROBIAL FUNCTIONALITIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A polymer having a structure characterized by a formula selected from the group consisting of:
wherein n is a first integer greater than or equal to one and less than or equal to one thousand, and wherein m is a second integer greater than or equal to one and less than or equal to one thousand.

US Pat. No. 10,687,528

ANTIMICROBIAL POLYMERS WITH ENHANCED FUNCTIONALITIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A chemical compound comprising:an ionene unit comprising a plurality of nitrogen cations distributed along a molecular backbone, the molecular backbone comprising a norspermidine structure, wherein the ionene unit has antimicrobial functionality, and wherein the ionene unit is characterized by a formula:

wherein X represents the plurality of nitrogen cations, wherein R represents a hydrophobic aryl functional group, and wherein n represents an integer greater than or equal to one and less than or equal to one thousand.

US Pat. No. 10,687,527

CONTAINER SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORT OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL, USES THEREOF AND METHODS OF PACKAGING

1. A container system for transport of biological material comprising:a container casing formed of a temperature-insulating plastic, and
an insulating device,
wherein the container casing defines a container interior space for accommodation of the insulating device and for accommodation of biological material to be transported,
and wherein the insulating device consists of two insulating portions, which form a single layer surrounding the biological material inside the container interior space, wherein the two insulating portions are formed as a temperature-insulating gel cushion, wherein the two insulating portions contain, a hydrocolloidal material, wherein the two insulating portions are connected to each other and/or are formed integrally with each other, and wherein the two insulating portions are foldable relative to each other along an interruption section.

US Pat. No. 10,687,526

GAS DEPLETION AND GAS ADDITION DEVICES FOR BLOOD TREATMENT

Hemanext Inc., Lexington...

1. A gas addition device for adding gas to a blood product comprising:a. an enclosure;
b. one or more liquid chambers;
wherein said one or more liquid chambers further comprise one or more flow control features that disrupt laminar flow and wherein said one or more flow control features are half the height of said one or more liquid chambers and are the width of said one or more liquid chambers;
c. two or more gas addition chambers;
d. at least one gas permeable barrier separating at least one of said one or more liquid chambers from said two or more gas addition chambers;
e. at least one liquid inlet; and
f. at least one liquid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,687,525

ENHANCEMENT OF CELL CRYOPRESERVATION WITH GLYCOLIPIDS

1. A method for preserving living cellular material, comprising:exposure of the cellular material to a medium containing at least 0.1 ppm of at least one anti-freeze glycolipid and a cryoprotectant for 6-72 hours, wherein
the cellular material is selected from the group consisting of keratinocytes, hepatocytes, and cardiac myocytes, and
the medium is a cryoprotectant composition and the cryoprotectant is present in the cryoprotectant composition in an amount of from 0.05 M to 11 M; and
after the exposure, subjecting the cellular material to a preservation protocol comprising cooling the cellular material from 37° C. to a sub-zero temperature of the medium at a cooling rate in the range of from 10 to 30° C. per minute, which is followed by cryopreservation at a cryopreservation temperature of about ?80° C. or less; wherein
a cell viability (%) of the cellular material after completion of the preservation protocol is at least 60%.

US Pat. No. 10,687,524

CAMOUFLAGE FOR ARCHERY EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES

1. A camera camouflage comprising:a camera skin for covering a camera having a front carrying a lens and a top facing surface, said camera skin comprising:
a panel to cover a front face of the camera, the panel having an inner face to face the camera and an outer face, the outer face comprising:
an irregular pattern of grooves simulating grooves of a tree bark; and
an opening to be aligned with a lens of a camera when the skin is coupled to the camera;
a hinged camera skin top surface selectively positioned between an open position and a closed position, said camera skin top surface selectively covering said camera top facing surface, wherein a hinge connecting said camera skin and said top facing surface, wherein said hinge permits said top facing surface to flip open while said camera skin stays in place.

US Pat. No. 10,687,523

BREAKAWAY BOOM SEGMENT WITH PERFORATED OUTER WALLS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A method of making a breakaway boom segment for use with a sprayer boom of an agricultural sprayer, the method comprising:forming a first blank from a flat piece of sheet material by cutting along a path including an outer perimeter path providing an outer perimeter shape of the first blank and cutting along multiple cutout paths providing a cutout perimeter shape corresponding to openings extending through the first blank;
forming a generally U-shaped, multi-flanged first channel piece by bending outer side portions of the first blank in a common direction relative to an intermediate portion of the first blank in which the openings of the first blank are arranged such that the multi-flanged first channel piece is defined by a perforated side wall formed from the intermediate portion of the first blank and a pair of flanges formed of the bent outer side portions of the first blank with the pair of flanges spaced from each other and extending perpendicularly from the perforated side wall in a common direction with a channel opening defined between the pair of flanges;
forming a second blank from the flat piece of sheet material by cutting along a path including an outer perimeter path providing an outer perimeter shape of the second blank and cutting along multiple cutout paths providing a cutout perimeter shape corresponding to openings extending through the second blank;
forming a generally U-shaped, multi-flanged second channel piece by bending outer side portions of the second blank in a common direction relative to an intermediate portion of the second blank in which the openings of the second blank are arranged such that the multi-flanged second channel piece is defined by a perforated side wall formed from the intermediate portion of the second blank and a pair of flanges formed of the bent outer side portions of the second blank with the pair of flanges of the multi-flanged second channel piece spaced from each other and extending perpendicularly from the perforated side wall of the multi-flanged second channel piece in a common direction with a channel opening of the multi-flanged second channel piece defined between the pair of flanges of the multi-flanged second channel piece;
forming a box from the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces by connecting the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces to each other with the respective channel openings facing each other such that upper and lower flanges of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces provide overlapping wall segments at upper and lower walls of the box;wherein the upper flange of one of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces includes a recess formed therein between and spaced from first and second ends of the one of the multi-flanged first and second channel pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,687,522

SYSTEM FOR BALANCING AND TILT BIASING A SELF-LEVELING CROP SPRAYING APPARATUS

1. A crop spraying assembly, comprising:a wheeled vehicle; and
a crop spraying apparatus removably and rotatably coupled to the wheeled vehicle, wherein the crop spraying apparatus is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the wheeled vehicle, the crop spraying apparatus further comprising:
a first outwardly extending boom;
a first trim weight container coupled to the first outwardly extending boom, wherein the weight of the first trim weight container is adjustable, by adding or removing liquid into or out from the first trim weight container, to adjust a longitudinal rotation of the crop spraying apparatus with respect to the wheeled vehicle in response to adjustment of the weight of the first trim weight container;
a pump; and
a fluid conduit coupled between the pump and the first trim weight container, wherein the pump flows a liquid into and out from the first trim weight container, the liquid being repeatably moveable into and out from the first trim weight container through the fluid conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,687,521

METHOD AND FACILITY FOR BREEDING INSECTS

1. Insect breeding facility comprising:a spawning area in which a plurality of spawning containers are present which are adapted to receive or have received adult insects including mother insects and insect food, wherein the plurality of spawning containers is stacked in one or more stacks of spawning containers;
a plurality of spawn structures, wherein at least one spawn structure is adapted to be provided or is provided in each spawning container in the spawning area, in which spawn structures the mother insects will spawn their eggs such that the spawn structure or part of the spawn structure holds the eggs, wherein said spawn structure or said part thereof is removable from the spawning container, leaving the adult insects in the spawning container;
a hatch area in which the eggs will hatch, which hatch area is adapted to receive said spawn structure or said part thereof holding the eggs and removed from the spawning containers, allowing harvesting of baby larvae;
a food delivery system to deliver food to the spawning containers;
a spawn structures handling area comprising a spawn structure handling system, adapted to remove said spawn structure or said part thereof holding the eggs from the spawning container and transport said spawn structure or said part to the hatch area, and to provide an empty spawn structure or part thereof in each spawning container;
a container handling system to transport the spawning containers between the spawning area and the spawn structures handling area.

US Pat. No. 10,687,518

BIRD FEEDER

1. A bird feeder comprising:a seed tube, said seed tube having an open top end and an open lower end;
a cover arranged to sit on top of said open top end of said seed tube, said cover being removably attached to said seed tube;
a seed tube base secured to said seed tube at said open lower end, said seed tube base having a circular side wall, feed openings being formed in said circular side wall;
a shroud extending around said seed tube lower end, said shroud having feed openings therein, said shroud openings being normally aligned with said feed openings in said circular side wall of said seed tube base, said shroud moving to a position wherein said shroud feed openings and said feed openings in said seed tube are out of alignment when a weight above a predetermined weight is present on said shroud; and
a baffle formed integrally with said shroud, said baffle being located above said feed openings in said shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,687,517

PORTABLE BIRD FEEDER

1. A bird feeder, comprising:a feeding assembly comprising a body portion, a base member, a cover member, and an interior reservoir;
wherein the feeding assembly is operable to be provided as a stationary device resting on the base member and is further operable to be provided as a portable device;
wherein the interior reservoir is operable to receive at least one of a liquid and a solid food for birds;
wherein the cover member securely attaches to and at least partially secures the interior reservoir;
wherein the cover member comprises a support member;
a mounting assembly comprising a first end, a second end and a length extending therebetween;
the first end of the mounting assembly comprising a first attachment member for connecting to the support member of the cover member;
the second end of the mounting assembly comprising a second attachment member for selectively securing the mounting assembly to an object or person;
the length of the mounting assembly comprising a telescoping length that is selectively adjustable by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,687,516

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING THE MANAGEMENT OF DATA ASSOCIATED WITH A PET

1. A method for facilitating the management of data associated with a pet, the method comprising: receiving, using a communication device, at least one data from at least one IoT device associated with a pet; generating, using a processing device, a pet profile corresponding to the pet based on the at least one data associated with the pet; analyzing, using the processing device, the pet profile based on machine learning; generating, using the processing device, at least one instruction based on the analyzing; and transmitting, using the communication device, the at least one instruction to at least one device, wherein the at least one data comprises historical data and current data, wherein the method further comprises retrieving, using a storage device, the historical data from a database, wherein the method further comprises performing, using the processing device, the machine learning based on the historical data, wherein the analyzing of the at least one data comprises analyzing the current data.

US Pat. No. 10,687,515

LIVESTOCK HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM HAVING ELONGATED TEMPERATURE PROBE FOR THE EAR AND METHOD OF USE

FEVERTAGS LLC, Amarillo,...

1. An animal wellness notification system, comprising:a plurality of health monitoring devices including a health monitoring device, wherein the health monitoring device comprises (i) an attachment body configured to securely engage a first part of an animal's ear; (ii) an elongated temperature probe positioned through a rotation device and configured to extend within a second part of the animal's ear; (iii) a housing secured to the attachment body; (iv) a computer disposed within the housing and operably associated with the elongated temperature probe; (v) a visual notification device or an auditory notification device in data communication with the computer configured to provide notice if an animal's temperature goes beyond a determined threshold, and (vi) a wireless communication transmission system; and
a portable computer, wherein the portable computer receives animal information from each of the plurality of health monitoring devices via wireless communication, and wherein the animal wellness notification system simultaneously monitors multiple animals.

US Pat. No. 10,687,514

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANIMAL DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYTICS

John Siegel, Grand Islan...

1. A wearable collar apparatus for monitoring an animal comprising:a collar body adapted to be worn about a neck of an animal, the collar body comprising:
a first end comprising a connection means;
a second end comprising a complementary connection means adapted to interface with the connection means of the first end such that the first end and second end are removably connected during wear;
an inner surface that faces the animal's neck during wear, the inner surface extending from the first end to the second end;
an outer surface that faces away from the animal's neck during wear, the outer surface comprising:
a module dock disposed therein, the module dock adapted to receive a removable module therein and comprising:
a bottom wall;
a first side wall extending from the outer surface of the collar body to the bottom wall;
a second side wall extending from the outer surface of the collar body to the bottom wall,
 wherein the second side wall comprises a physical attachment means adapted to interface with a complementary physical attachment means of the removable module; and
 wherein the second side wall further comprises an electrical attachment means adapted to interface with a complementary electrical attachment means of the removable module; and
an internal housing comprising first electronic components seated at least partially therein, the first electronic components comprising:
a processor;
an internal memory in communication with the processor;
a cellular communication device in communication with the processor and the internal memory, the cellular communication device adapted to receive and transmit first location information;
at least one satellite communication device in communication with the processor and the internal memory, the at least one satellite communication device adapted to receive and transmit second location information;
one or more sensors in communication with the processor, the one or more sensors adapted to monitor one or more of: animal information, environment information and system information;
a first rechargeable battery in communication with the processor; and
a plurality of lights in communication with the processor, the lights extending from the internal housing through the outer surface of the collar body;
a removable module removably seated within the module dock of the collar body, the removable module comprising:
a module housing comprising:
a first module side wall and a second module side wall,
wherein one of the module side walls comprises:
 the complementary electrical attachment means interfacing with the electrical attachment means of the module dock; and
 the complementary physical attachment means interfacing with the physical attachment means of the module dock;
a module outer surface extending from the first module side wall to the second module side wall;
a module inner surface extending from the first module side wall to the second module side wall; and
second electronic components comprising:
an activator located on the module outer surface;
a display located on the module outer surface;
a memory port located on the module inner surface;
a second rechargeable battery disposed within the module housing; and
one or more transceivers disposed within the module housing and adapted to communicate with a computing device,
wherein the one or more transceivers are selected from the group consisting of: a WiFi transceiver, an NFC transceiver, and a Bluetooth transceiver, and
wherein the first electronic components of the module dock are in electrical communication with the second electronic components of the removable module via the electrical attachment means and the complementary electrical attachment means.

US Pat. No. 10,687,513

REDUCE PULL LEASH APPARATUS AND METHODS

1. A reduced-pull leash device for coupling to a leash comprising:a first leash device section that is extendible, the first leash device section having a length, a first end and a second end; and
a second leash device section, the second leash device section having a length, a first end, a second end and one or more mounting locations;
wherein the length of the second leash device section is longer than the length of the first leash device section while the first leash device section is unextended;
wherein the first end of the first leash device section is configured to couple to one of the mounting locations of the second leash device section;
wherein the second end of the first leash device section is configured to couple to a dog harness at a location on top of a dog;
wherein the first end of the second leash device section is configured to couple to a dog leash;
wherein the second end of the second leash device section is configured to couple to a dog harness at a front location of the dog;
wherein the length of the first leash device section and the length of the second leash device section are configured so that the first leash device section extends when a dog pulls on the leash until the second leash device section becomes taut; and
wherein once the second leash device section becomes taut, a lateral force is generated at the front location of the dog by the second leash device section so as to pull the dog laterally.

US Pat. No. 10,687,512

TIMED GAME FEEDER

1. A wildlife feeder, comprising:a support frame;
a housing supported on said frame, comprising a side wall and a bottom wall, said bottom wall having a discharge opening;
a cartridge assembly removably insertable within said housing, comprising:
an upper retention plate;
a lower retention plate;
a center shaft, having an upper end protruding outward from a center of said upper retention plate, and a lower end protruding outward from a center of said lower retention plate; and,
a plurality of cartridge tubes, each spanning a distance between said upper retention plate and said lower retention plate, said plurality of cartridge tubes disposed within an array capable of being aligned with said discharge opening;
a cover removably securable to an upper perimeter of said housing;
shim pieces interconnecting said housing sidewall to said pair of first arms and said pair of second arms;
a prime mover capable of mechanical communication with said center shaft and operably controlling said cartridge assembly when said cartridge assembly in installed within said housing, said prime mover attached to said bottom wall; and,
a control means in electrical communication with said prime mover for selectively operating said prime mover, said control means attached to said bottom wall;
wherein each of said plurality of cartridge tubes are capable of receiving an amount of contents therein;
wherein said control means controls said prime mover to selectively align an individual cartridge tube with said discharge opening to dispense said contents;
wherein said support frame further comprises:
a base frame member;
a pair of first arms, each having a proximal end vertically extending from diametrically opposing first locations on said base frame member;
a pair of second arms, each having a proximal end vertically extending from diametrically opposing second locations on said base frame member, each of said pair second arms are shorter than said pair of first arms; and,
an upper frame member attached to both distal ends of said pair of first arms;
wherein said housing sidewall is supported by said pair of first arms and said pair of second arms;
wherein said cartridge assembly further comprises a gasket affixed to an upper surface, adjacent a perimeter edge, of said upper retention plate; and,
wherein shim pieces interconnect said housing sidewall to said pair of first arms and said pair of second arms.

US Pat. No. 10,687,511

ANIMAL FEED SYSTEM FOR SUPPLYING WATER OR FEED

MP Group nv, Izegem (BE)...

1. Animal feed system (1) suitable for supplying feed or water, comprising:a freely rotatable holder (2) for feed or water with a discharge opening (3) provided in the underside;
a catchment tray (4) for supporting the holder (2) and capturing and temporarily storing the feed or water dispensed via the discharge opening (3);
fixing means intended to attach the holder (2) to the catchment tray (4),wherein the fixing means comprise an annular fixing element (5) with a retaining edge (6) for locking between the rotatable holder (2) and the catchment tray (4), wherein said fixing element (5) comprises a passage (7) for the feed or water and wherein the fixing element (5) is releasably connected to the holder (2) so that in a locked state, the holder (2) and the fixing element (5) are rotatable together in relation to the catchment tray (4).

US Pat. No. 10,687,510

EASY-TO-FOLD AND EASY-TO-ASSEMBLE BOX AND PET HOUSE USING THE BOX

XIAMEN SUNNYPET PRODUCTS ...

1. An easy-to-fold and easy-to-assemble box comprising:a left panel,
a right panel,
a front frame,
a rear frame,
a bottom panel, and
a top cover;
wherein the left panel and the right panel are formed by connecting two or more sideboards in a vertical direction through a first rotatable connector;
the bottom panel has a rotatable connection end and a movable end;
the rotatable connection end is rotatably connected to a lower part of the front frame or a lower part of the rear frame through a second rotatable connector;
a bottom surface of the movable end abuts against the lower part of the rear frame or the lower part of the front frame;
an inner side of each of the two ends of the front frame or the rear frame is provided with a vertical edge strip;
the length of the vertical edge strip along a length extending direction of the left panel is equal to or more than the thickness of the bottom panel;
one end of both, the left panel and the right panel, is connected to the vertical edge strip through a third rotatable connector;
an other end of both, the left panel and the right panel is correspondingly connected to the rear frame or the front frame;
the top cover is connected to an upper part of an outer wall of the front frame or the rear frame through a 360-degree rotational connector;
the top cover is turned downward to abut against an outer side wall of the front frame or the rear frame;
the bottom panel is turned upward to abut against an inner wall of the front frame or the rear frame; and
the sideboards of the left panel and the right panel are sequentially folded to make the front frame and the rear frame move toward each other, so as to fold the box.

US Pat. No. 10,687,509

FEEDTHROUGH ELECTRICAL CONNECTION, AND EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL CAGES AND MONITORING SYSTEMS INCLUDING THE SAME

Vium, Inc., San Mateo, C...

1. A cage for housing at least one experimental animal, the cage comprising:one or more walls that enclose a living space for at least one experimental animal, at least one of the one or more walls comprising a plastic material; and
at least one electrical feedthrough that traverses the at least one wall, the at least one electrical feedthrough comprising:
an internal electrical contact located inside the living space;
an external electrical contact located outside the living space; and
a compressible post interlocking the internal and external electrical contacts with each other, the compressible post configured to inelastically expand in diameter when compressed, the internal and external electrical contacts being electrically connected through the compressible post.

US Pat. No. 10,687,485

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOLAR GREENHOUSE AQUAPONICS AND BLACK SOLDIER FLY COMPOSTER AND AUTO FISH FEEDER

1. An aquaponics, and greenhouse system comprising:an insulated solar greenhouse with a glazing on a sun facing side at an angle to maximize winter sunlight, and housing:
a fish tank housed within the solar greenhouse;
a plant growing area housed within the solar greenhouse;
a mushroom growing area housed within the solar greenhouse;
a water wall thermal mass housed within the solar greenhouse and disposed between the plant growing area and mushroom growing area; and
a natural air ventilation system housed within the solar greenhouse and configured to provide misted air into the mushroom growing area,
wherein O2 generated by the plant growing area is received by the natural air ventilation system and provided to the mushroom growing area, and CO2 generated by the mushroom growing area is provided to the plant growing area.

US Pat. No. 10,687,484

IRRIGATION SYSTEM

1. An apparatus configured to supply water to a linear-move water delivery pipe assembly, the apparatus comprising:a valve coupler;
a swing arm configured to pivotably forward the valve coupler along a water main, the swing arm pivotably mounted to and hydraulically connected to the delivery pipe assembly and having an outer end remote from the delivery pipe assembly, wherein the valve coupler is mounted to the outer end of the swing arm and configured to selectively access water from the water main, the valve coupler further configured to be raised and lowered to achieve a next access of the water main;
a swing arm length regulator mounted to the swing arm outer end and configured to accommodate a varying distance between the valve coupler's access to a stationary water main and linear-move travel of the delivery pipe assembly, the regulator enabling substantially horizontal coupler travel parallel to an axis through a length of the swing arm, and wherein the raise and lower of the valve coupler is relative to the swing arm length regulator;
a water conveyance configured to operably flow water between the valve coupler and the swing arm and to maintain connection between the valve coupler and the swing arm during the raise, lower and horizontal travel of the coupler; and
wherein the water conveyance comprises at least two of a rigid conduit and at least one of a flexible conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,687,483

ECO-FRIENDLY NETTING AND METHODS OF GROWING AND HARVESTING SOD USING THE SAME

1. An eco-friendly netting for growing and/or harvesting sod and/or plants, said eco-friendly netting comprising:a plurality of fibers or yarns arranged in a woven configuration, each of said plurality of fibers or yarns being formed from a substantially natural material without cotton fibers, wherein said woven configuration comprises a leno weave, and wherein said plurality of fibers or yarns form a pattern of netting apertures, at least one of said netting apertures having an opening size of at least 8.0 millimeters by at least 8.0 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,687,481

METHOD AND MEANS FOR STORING HEAT IN THE SEA FOR LOCAL WEATHER MODIFICATION

1. A method of storing thermal energy in a large water body having naturally occurring waves during a warm season in order to cause increased evaporation and rainfall during a relatively cool season, comprising:floating one or more pipes within the water body each to rise and fall within the water body due to an action of the waves, each pipe:
extending downwards from the surface of the water body to a region of the water body having a stratified area of substantially colder water temperatures than the water at the surface of the body; and
having a one-way valve oriented within the pipe to permit passage of water from near the surface substantially only downwards within the pipe towards deeper water,
wherein, in response to the waves moving upwards, the one-way valve is configured to receive an amount of water near the surface into the pipe, and in response to the waves moving downwards, the one-way valve is configured to form a seal above the amount of water within the pipe to cause the amount of water to exit the pipe below.

US Pat. No. 10,687,480

PLANT CONTAINER

1. A plant growing system, comprising:a base component; and
a container disposed on top of the base component, wherein the container comprises:
a container body having a floor surface at a lower end, and a first wall having a lower edge coupled to the floor surface and extending upward from the perimeter of the floor surface to an upper edge;
a drainage port disposed through the first wall near the lower edge of the first wall;
a drainage spout comprising:
a first portion, the first portion having a first end, a second end, and a second wall extending between the first end and the second end, wherein the first end includes a first aperture defined therein, and wherein the first portion is configured to be partially inserted into the drainage port;
a second portion comprising a first end coupled to the first portion, a second end, and a wall extending away from the first portion between the first end and the second end; and
a second aperture, wherein the second aperture is defined in the second wall such that, when the first portion is partially inserted into the drainage port, the second aperture is disposed outside of the container, wherein
the second aperture is configured to allow air to enter the container via the drainage port.

US Pat. No. 10,687,479

DRAINAGE COLLECTION POTS FOR PLANTS

Plantlogic, LLC, Smyrna,...

1. An assembly, comprising:a plurality of containers spaced apart from each other and arranged in a linear configuration; each container comprising:
a base with a perimeter, an axis that is vertical, a width transverse to the axis, a bottom, and a perimeter sidewall extending axially upward from and circumscribed about an entirety of the perimeter of the base;
a tier of holes in the base, the holes in the tier of holes span the width within the perimeter sidewall, the tier of holes is at a lowest elevation of the base to define a trough at the bottom of the base, the trough intersects the axis, the trough spans substantially an entire width of the base within the perimeter sidewall and has an elevation that is at or proximate to a constant elevation with respect to the axis, such that the holes in the tier of holes are co-planar with the elevation and the holes are aligned linearly in a straight line;
legs that extend axially downward from the perimeter sidewall, the legs support the container on an underlying surface, the legs form first and second gaps below opposing sides of the perimeter sidewall, and the first and second gaps are aligned linearly in a straight line with the holes; and the assembly further comprises:
a single gutter extending under the bases of the containers and straddled by the first and second gaps of the containers to collect drainage from the holes.

US Pat. No. 10,687,478

OPTIMIZED LED LIGHTING ARRAY FOR HORTICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

1. A lighting array for horticultural usage, comprising:a rectangular frame having four corners;
a plurality of chip on board (COB) light emitting diode (LED) units mounted in the frame, including one COB unit in each of the four corners which define outside columns and outside rows with respect to the frame, wherein the plurality of COB units are arranged into an odd number of columns, where alternating column between the outside columns arrange COB units in rows that are staggered between rows defined by the COB units in the outside columns; and
a plurality of LED strips disposed in the outside columns and the outside rows, between the COB units disposed in the outside columns and the outside rows.

US Pat. No. 10,687,477

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF LOW PRESSURE CO2 GAS FOR APPLICATION TO PLANTS

BLACK SWAN, LLC, Bakersf...

1. A system for delivering carbon dioxide gas to a facility comprising photosynthetic organisms, the system comprising:a containment structure containing a volume of solid carbon dioxide or a volume of liquid carbon dioxide, the containment structure comprising a containment structure inlet and a containment structure outlet;
a gas source having a gas source outlet, wherein a fluid flows out of the gas source outlet;
a conduit connecting the gas source outlet to the containment structure inlet, the fluid having a first temperature as it enters the containment structure, wherein an influx of the fluid causes either sublimation of the volume of solid carbon dioxide or evaporation of liquid carbon dioxide resulting in formation of a volume of carbon dioxide gas, wherein at least a first portion of said volume of carbon dioxide gas flows out of the containment structure outlet, said first portion of said volume of carbon dioxide gas having a second temperature; and
a distribution line attached to the containment structure outlet wherein the distribution line delivers at least a second portion of said volume of carbon dioxide gas to the facility comprising photosynthetic organisms.

US Pat. No. 10,687,476

AUTOMATED PLANT TRIMMER

Bloom Automation, Inc., ...

1. An automated device for trimming an untrimmed plant stem comprising:a transport mechanism for holding and moving the plant stem;
a camera and an imaging stage;
a cutting armature having cutting structure for trimming the plant stem; and
a central processor;
wherein the transport mechanism moves the plant stem proximate to the imaging stage for image capture; the camera disposed toward the imaging stage to capture at least one image of the plant stem; the central processor receiving the at least one image from the camera to create a trim map using at least some data gathered from the at least one image; and the central processor moving the cutting armature as guided by the trim map to position the cutting structure against the plant stem for trimming the plant stem whereby the untrimmed plant stem is changed to a trimmed plant stem;
wherein the transport mechanism includes at least one car mounted to a conveyor system, the car having a chuck to releasably hold the plant stem at the imaging stage; and
wherein the chuck is rotatably mounted to hold the plant stem at different orientations, and the rotation of the chuck being driven by a motor receiving signals from the central processor;
wherein the cutting armature includes a hollow chamber having an elongated generally vertical slit in its outer wall to provide access to the interior of the chamber, the cutting structure being mounted in the hollow chamber, a source of reduced air pressure communicating with the interior of the hollow chamber to draw in plant parts from the plant stem and removing the plant parts when the plant parts are cut from the plant stem, and the hollow chamber having a lower end which slides along the imaging stage and an upper end receiving control signals from the central processor.

US Pat. No. 10,687,475

PRUNING SHEARS HAVING BOTH FUNCTIONS OF HANGING ON TREE BRANCH AND ABSORBING SHOCK

1. Pruning shears having both functions of hanging on a tree branch and absorbing a shock, the pruning shears comprising:a saw (81),
a first body (10) configured to include a first cutting portion (11) comprising plurality of first slip prevention depressions (12) configured to prevent a slip during cutting of a tree branch, on one side thereof, and a first grip portion (15) which has a sliding portable saw accommodation means (80) configured to accommodate the saw (81), on a remaining side thereof;
a second body (20) configured to include a second cutting portion (21) which corresponds to the first cutting portion (11) on one side thereof, and a second grip portion (25) which is disposed on a remaining side thereof;
a hinge member (30) configured to hinge the first body (10) and the second body (20) to each other such that the first and the second cutting portions (11, 21) and the first and the second grip portions (15, 25) move toward and away from each other, respectively;
a spring (40) configured to be held on spring holding pins (42) provided on opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and to impart elasticity between the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25);
a shock-absorbing member (50) provided on any one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and configured to come into elastic contact with a remaining one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25) and then absorb an impact applied to a hand of an operator at a moment when the operator grips the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and presses them inward and thus the first cutting portion (11) and the second cutting portion (21) cut off a branch or stem; and
a rubber elastic hanger member (56) provided on any one of the opposite inner surfaces of the first grip portion (15) and the second grip portion (25), and protruded from the any one of the opposite inner surfaces by a predetermined length in a direction perpendicular to the any one of the opposite inner surfaces,
wherein the sliding portable saw accommodation means (80) comprises:
an accommodation depression (82) disposed on an outer surface of the first grip portion (15),
a guide rail (85) formed within the accommodation depression (82) along a longitudinal direction of the accommodation depression (82), the guide rail (85) being configured such that the saw (81) is slidable along the guide rail (85),
an accommodation coupling hole (87) disposed in one end side of the saw (81) and configured to engage with a fastening pin (84) and maintain an accommodated state of the saw (81) the fastening pin (84) being disposed in the first grip portion (15) and configured to move forward and backward in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the accommodation depression (82), and
a separation coupling hole (83) disposed in a remaining end side of the saw (81) and configured to engage with the fastening pin (84) and maintain an exposed state of the saw (81) such that the saw (81) is located within the accommodation depression (82) when not in use, and, when the saw (81) is used, the fastening pin (84) coupled in the accommodation coupling hole (87) of the saw (81) is uncoupled, the saw (81) slides downward along the guide rail (85) and is exposed from the first grip portion (15), and then the fastening pin (84) is coupled in the separation coupling hole (83) of the saw (81).

US Pat. No. 10,687,474

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AND GROWING VEGETATION IN ARID ENVIRONMENTS

1. A method for cultivating vegetation at an arid location, the method comprising:providing a mat;
providing a super-absorbent polymer (“SAP”) cooperative with the mat;
selecting a variety of vegetation to be grown at the arid location;
placing the mat at the arid location;
causing immature plants of the selected variety to take root in the mat;
covering the mat with a perforated, transparent or semi-transparent cover;
collecting urine;
extracting purified water from the urine; and
transferring the purified water to the mat.

US Pat. No. 10,687,473

GRASS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND GRASS MANAGEMENT METHOD

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A grass management system comprising:a baler configured to discharge a bale of grass onto a farm field at a discharge position;
a position detector configured to detect a current position of the baler; and
circuitry configured to
estimate an estimated discharge position at which the bale becomes to have a predetermined size,
determine a prohibited area,
determine whether the estimated discharge position is in the prohibited area, and
set the estimated discharge position as the discharge position if the estimated discharge position is not in the prohibited area, and a position between the current position and the estimated discharge position as the discharge position if the estimated discharge position is in the prohibited area.

US Pat. No. 10,687,472

BALE WEIGHT MEASUREMENT DEVICE

1. A baler for forming a bale, comprising:a frame supporting a bale chamber;
an axle connected to the frame at a first location and spaced apart from the frame at a second location;
a sensor positioned to measure the deflection of the axle, the deflection of the axle changing based upon a weight of the bale; and
at least one overload stop positioned on one of the axle and the frame to limit the deflection of the axle relative to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,687,471

CONTROLLER FOR BALER AND GRASS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A controller for a baler, comprising:an ejecting position acquisition circuit configured to acquire an ejecting position at which an ejecting unit of the baler is configured to eject a bale of grass;
a storage unit configured to store a preset prohibition position;
a prohibited position acquisition circuit configured to acquire the preset prohibited position from the storage unit;
a display; and
a control circuit configured to control the ejecting unit to:
eject the bale at the ejecting position when the ejecting position is different from the preset prohibited position; and
prevent ejection of the bale at the ejection position when the ejection position is a same position as the preset prohibition position,
wherein, when the ejecting position agrees with the preset prohibited position, the control circuit controls the display to display a content indicating that the ejecting position and the preset prohibited position agree with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,687,470

GRAIN CLEANING SYSTEM IN A COMBINE HARVESTER

AGCO International GmbH, ...

1. A grain cleaning system in a combine harvester comprising:a frame;
a chaffer sieve operable to convey harvested crop material in a generally rearward direction to a first discharge edge;
a lower sieve arranged below the chaffer sieve to catch material falling through the chaffer sieve and being operable to convey caught crop material in a generally rearward direction to a second discharge edge located forwardly and below the first discharge edge;
a first chute disposed under the lower sieve to catch grain falling therefrom and being inclined to direct the caught grain to a clean grain trough;
a second chute disposed under the first chute and configured to direct tailings to a tailings collection trough; and
a multi-configurable plate mounted to the frame and positioned under a rear portion of the chaffer sieve, wherein the plate is moveable between a first operating position in which the plate is configured to guide material incident thereon to the second chute, and a second operating position in which the plate is configured to guide material incident thereon to the first chute, wherein the plate is pivotally mounted to the frame at a first pivot axis, and wherein the plate is pivotable between the first and second operating positions around the first pivot axis, wherein the plate is pivotable into a third position in which a front edge of the plate is raised beyond the second operating position so as to present an access opening to the lower sieve for inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,687,469

ACTIVE CROP DIVIDER FOR A HEADER

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural vehicle, comprising:a chassis; and
a header connected to the chassis and configured to be moved in a forward direction by said agricultural vehicle, and said header including:
a frame;
at least one crop divider rotatably connected to the frame at an axis of rotation, which is substantially perpendicular to the forward direction, and said at least one crop divider is configured for dividing and lifting a crop material, and said at least one crop divider comprising a spheroidal body; and
at least one drive unit mounted to the frame and operably connected to said at least one crop divider such that as the header is moved in the forward direction said at least one drive unit rotates said at least one crop divider about the axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,687,468

FLEXIBLE SYNCHRONOUS TOOTHED BELT WITH NARROW SPLICE

ContiTech Antriebssysteme...

1. A belt comprising:a cover layer and opposing continuous tooth section defining an outer surface;
a cross-linked elastomeric body; and,
a tensile reinforcement section disposed between the cover layer and the cross-linked elastomeric body;wherein the continuous tooth section is comprised of a plurality of tooth structures;wherein each tooth of the plurality of tooth structures comprises a tooth flank, a land, and an easement area between the tooth flank and the land;wherein the easement area has a progressively decreasing radial thickness from the tooth flank to the land;wherein the belt is a spliced belt having a splice positioned in one tooth structure between a pair of corresponding lands; and,wherein the splice comprises a pair of looped cords extending from ends of the tensile reinforcement section, a pair of glad hand connectors disposed between the pair of looped cords, a clamp disposed over the pair and the pair of looped cords on a side of the belt comprising the cover layer, and a bottom clamp disposed on an end of the one tooth, wherein a clamp connector extends through the clamp and between the pair of glad hand connectors, and wherein the clamp connector securely engages the bottom clamp.

US Pat. No. 10,687,467

GRASS CONTAINER SWING MECHANISM

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. A grass mower comprising:a traveling machine body;
a driver seat provided on the traveling machine body;
a mower unit provided on the traveling machine body;
a grass container provided on a rear portion of the traveling machine body for storing cut grass from the mower unit;
a rod lever unit capable of undergoing displacement between a first operation position and a second operation position; and
a swing plate for swinging the grass container between a cut grass storage position and a cut grass discharge position by utilizing operational displacement of the rod lever unit,
the rod lever unit including a base rod coupled to the swing plate, a grip rod extending in a direction offset from an extending direction of the base rod, and a coupling through which the base rod and the grip rod are coupled so as not to be capable of being rotated relative to each other,
wherein the grip rod has a circular cross section, the base rod has a rectangular cross section, and the coupling is shaped to allow the base rod to be inserted into the grip rod.

US Pat. No. 10,687,466

PREDICTIVE HEADER HEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural vehicle, comprising:a chassis;
a header carried by said chassis, said header including:
a frame, and
one or more sensors carried by said frame, said one or more sensors configured for outputting one or more sensor signals associated with an orientation of said header;
an actuator system including a plurality of actuators linked to said frame and configured for adjusting the orientation of said header;
a GPS device configured for outputting a GPS position of said vehicle; and
a controller electrically coupled to said one or more sensors, said actuator system, and said GPS device, said controller, at a first location on a current pass of said vehicle, configured for executing the steps of:
receiving from said one or more sensors, one or more of said sensor signals;
determining a final orientation of said header based upon said received one or more sensor signals;
receiving a GPS position;
storing said final orientation and said associated GPS position in a memory;
receiving from said memory, a final orientation of said header associated with a GPS position at a second location on a last pass that is closest in distance to a GPS position at an upcoming location on the current pass; and
activating at least one actuator of said plurality of actuators to re-orient said header based upon said received final orientation of said header associated with said GPS position at said second location before said vehicle arrives at said upcoming location.

US Pat. No. 10,687,465

HEADER CUTTING SYSTEM WITH KNIFE GUARDS

HONEY BEE MANUFACTURING L...

1. A cutting system for a harvesting header comprising:a transversely extending cutter bar;
a transversely extending knife back, said knife back having a main body portion;
at least one knife section having at least one knife edge extending generally in a forward direction, said at least one knife section being connected to said knife back;
a knife guard component, said knife guard component having a front guard portion and a rear guard portion interconnected by a medial portion, said front guard portion having an upper portion and a lower portion, said medial portion having a recess, with a lengthwise portion of said knife back received into said recess, and said knife edge of said knife section operable to move transversely at least partially into and out of a cutting slot in said front guard portion, said cutting slot configured as a transversely extending slot that also extends between a downward facing surface of said upper portion of said front guard portion and an upward facing surface of said lower portion of said front guard portion, such that said upper and lower portions of said front guard portion are operable to protect said at least one knife edge there between;
a hold down component comprising a body portion sandwiched between an upper surface of said rear portion of said knife guard component and an underneath surface of said cutter bar; wherein said hold down component further comprises a flange portion that extends forwardly from said body portion of said hold down component above a rearward edge portion of said at least one knife section, such that in operation, said flange portion restricts upward movement of said knife back and said at least one knife section relative to said hold down component and said knife guard component;
and
said knife guard component and said hold down component are attached with an attachment mechanism to said underneath surface of said cutter bar.

US Pat. No. 10,687,464

ZERO TURN RADIUS MOWER CONTROLS

1. A zero turn radius (ZTR) mower having a pair of rear drive wheels and a mowing deck including a plurality of cutting blades, comprising:an electric storage battery;
a pair of electric wheel motors each operable to rotate one of the rear drive wheels;
a plurality of electric blade motors each operable to rotate one of the plurality of cutting blades; and
a master controller in communication with each of the pair of wheel motors and the plurality of blade motors, wherein the master controller is operable to control the speed and rotational direction of each of the pair of wheel motors and the plurality of blade motors and wherein the master controller is operable to stop rotation of the cutting blades when the wheel motors are operating below a threshold speed.

US Pat. No. 10,687,463

MULCHING APPARATUS FOR A LAWNMOWER

Paul Howard Nyboer, Hami...

1. A mulching device for attachment to a lawnmower having a mower deck and at least one lawnmower blade within the mower deck, the mulching device comprising:a chute adapted to be attached to the lawnmower for receiving grass clippings from the lawnmower;
a cutting assembly connected to the chute, the cutting assembly including a compression chamber having an inlet at a first end for receiving grass clippings from the chute and an outlet at a second end of the compression chamber, wherein the compression chamber defines a length between the inlet and the outlet and is sealed along the length, the cutting assembly including at least one cutting blade configured to cut the grass clippings; and
a cut grass clippings outlet receiving the cut grass clippings from said cutting assembly and dispersing the cut grass clippings onto a ground surface, wherein said chute is adapted to be attached to the mower deck of the lawnmower, wherein said chute receives the grass clippings from the mower deck as well as forced air created by at least one of the mower blade and a blower, and including a separation chamber separating the grass clippings from the forced air, said separation chamber defining an inlet, a grass clippings outlet, and a forced air outlet, said chute connected to said separation chamber at said inlet such that the forced air and grass clippings from the mower deck enter the separation chamber at said inlet, wherein the grass clippings enter said separation chamber at said inlet and exit said separation chamber at said grass clippings outlet, and wherein the grass clippings that exit said grass clippings outlet are received by said cutting assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,687,462

FERTILIZATION AMOUNT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FERTILIZATION AMOUNT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND FERTILIZATION AMOUNT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Topcon Corporation, Itab...

1. A fertilization amount information management device comprising a processor, a display unit, and a memory, for storing computer program instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:associating measured growth information, which is plant growth information on a farm field that has been measured, with a location on the farm field where the plant growth information is measured;
combining map information of the farm field with grid information;
combining the grid information with the measured growth information;
generating averaged information in each of a plurality of grid cells by averaging the measured growth information in each of the plurality of grid cells;
with respect to particular ones of the plurality of grid cells not including the measured growth information, estimating growth information for the particular ones of the plurality of grid cells on the basis of the measured growth information from one or more other ones of the plurality of grid cells that are closer to the particular ones of the plurality of grid cells not including the measured growth information;
generating fertilization amount plan information on each of farm field portions that are portions of the farm field based on the measured growth information;
displaying the generated fertilization amount plan information on the display unit; and
enabling input of corrected fertilization amount plan information indicating correction needed for each of the farm field portions based on the fertilization amount plan information for each farm field displayed on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,687,461

BROADCAST SPREADER ASSEMBLY FOR GRANULAR MATERIAL

10. A broadcast spreader assembly for spreading granular material over ground area, said spreader assembly comprising:a hopper for containing said granular material, said hopper including an opening for allowing said granular material to flow therethrough;
a motor and a rotatable drive shaft, said drive shaft including a distribution chamber on one side thereof, wherein said distribution chamber receives said granular material from said hopper; and
a hose for receiving said granular material from said distribution chamber and delivering said granular material through an opening in an upper portion of a lawnmower deck,
wherein said hopper includes a valve that may be in either an open position for allowing said granular material to flow toward said distribution chamber, or in a closed position, thereby preventing granular material from flowing out of said hopper.

US Pat. No. 10,687,460

AIR-ASSISTED AGITATION FOR TANKS OF APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. An agricultural product delivery system, comprising:at least one particulate material supply compartment;
at least one particle delivery unit for applying particulate material from the supply compartment;
a conveying system providing a flow of particulate material from the at least one particulate material supply compartment to the at least one particle delivery unit;
a pneumatic agitation system operably connected to the at least one compartment;
a compressor; and
a plurality of nozzles disposed on the at least one particulate material supply compartment, the plurality of nozzles operably connected to the compressor, each nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on and against a portion of a surface positioned to contact particulate material in the particulate material supply compartment,
wherein the at least one particulate material supply compartment comprises a plurality of particulate material supply compartments, and wherein at least one particulate material supply compartment of the plurality of particulate material supply compartments comprises:
a pair of tapered opposing sidewalls;
a pair of triangular opposing sidewalls; and
at least one nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on at least one sidewall of the pair of tapered opposing sidewalls, and at least one other nozzle of the plurality of nozzles positioned on at least one sidewall of the pair of triangular opposing sidewalls, and
wherein each tapered opposing sidewall includes a plurality of spaced-apart ridges, and wherein the at least one nozzle of the plurality of nozzles is positioned between two of the spaced-apart ridges.

US Pat. No. 10,687,459

SEEDLING TRANSPLANTING DEVICE

Cixi Huazhijie Plastic Pr...

1. A seedling transplanting device, comprising:a handheld rod having a bottom;
a seedling digging assembly connected to the bottom of the handheld rod;
wherein the seedling digging assembly comprises:
a fixed insertion member with a top and a bottom, the top of the fixed insertion member is connected to the bottom of the handheld rod;
a movable insertion member with a top and a bottom, the movable insertion member is separated by a space from the fixed insertion member, the top of the movable insertion member is rotatably attached to the bottom of the handheld rod; and
a driving assembly connected to the movable insertion member, the driving assembly causes the movable insertion member to swing toward the fixed insertion member,
the driving assembly further comprising:
a driving body with a through hole, the bottom of the handheld rod being inserted into the through hole of the driving body, a first driving shaft hole, a second driving shaft hole and a third driving shaft hole being formed on the driving body;
a pedal assembly with a first end, a first pedal shaft hole and a second pedal shaft hole being formed at the first end of the pedal assembly;
a first movable insertion member shaft hole and a second movable insertion member shaft hole both formed in the top of the movable insertion member, a center of the first movable insertion member shaft hole and a center of the second movable insertion member shaft hole are not aligned vertically;
the movable insertion member and the driving body are inserted into the first end of the pedal assembly, and a first rotating shaft, which passes through the first pedal shaft hole and the first driving shaft hole;
a second rotating shaft is inserted through the second pedal shaft hole, the second driving shaft hole, and the first movable insertion member shaft hole formed on the movable insertion member; and
a third rotating shaft is inserted through the third driving shaft hole and the second movable insertion member shaft hole.

US Pat. No. 10,687,458

SEEDING BOOT FOR A SEEDING APPARATUS

1. A seeding boot for a seeding apparatus mountable adjacent a soil-opening disc of a tillage implement, the seeding boot including:a boot body mounted at, or adjacent, a lower portion of the soil-opening disc;
a seed distributor on the boot body, the seed distributor having at least two seed outlets spaced laterally from the soil-opening disc;
a seed inlet, connectable to a source of seeds to be planted, for the seed distributor; and
at least one fertiliser distributor, the at least one fertiliser distributor having at least one fertiliser outlet located rearwardly of the soil-opening disc, and downstream of the at least two seed outlets; wherein:
the seed distributor has a substantially hollow distributor body connected to the seed inlet; and
a pair of substantially hollow wings extend substantially laterally from the distributor body and are each provided with a respective one of the at least two seed outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,687,457

PLANTER ROW UNIT FURROW DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A row unit for a seeding machine, the row unit comprising:a frame;
a gauge wheel arm pivotally coupled to the frame;
a gauge wheel coupled to the gauge wheel arm;
a position sensor assembly having a position sensor configured to detect a rotational position of the gauge wheel arm; and
a controller coupled to the position sensor, wherein the controller is configured to receive a signal from the position sensor and to provide an alert based on the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,687,456

PLANTER ROW UNIT FURROW DEPTH SENSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A row unit for a seeding machine, the row unit comprising:a frame;
a first gauge wheel arm pivotally coupled to the frame;
a first gauge wheel coupled to the first gauge wheel arm;
a second gauge wheel arm pivotally coupled to the frame;
a second gauge wheel coupled to the second gauge wheel arm; and
a position sensor assembly having a position sensor at least partially disposed between the first gauge wheel arm and the second gauge wheel arm such that the position sensor is at least partially concealed from view between the first and second gauge wheels when viewing the row unit along an axis of rotation of the first gauge wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,687,455

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR COMBINING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEEDS

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A process for repeatedly preparing seed mixes each having a target quantity and a target ratio of different types of seeds, the process comprising:portioning first and second quantities of a first type of seed from a bulk supply of the first type of seed;
delivering the first portioned quantity of the first type of seed to a first compartment of a seed mixing assembly and delivering the second portioned quantity of the first type of seed to a second compartment of the seed mixing assembly;
portioning first and second quantities of a second type of seed from a bulk supply of the second type of seed;
delivering the first portioned quantity of the second type of seed to the first compartment of the seed mixing assembly and delivering the second portioned quantity of the second type of seed to the second compartment of the seed mixing assembly;
for the first portioned quantities of the first and second types seeds delivered to the first compartment:
combining, by the seed mixing assembly, the portioned quantities of the first and second types of seeds in the first compartment of the seed mixing assembly to prepare a first seed mix;
wherein the combined quantities of the first and second types of seeds in the first seed mix are substantially equal to a target quantity for the first seed mix, and wherein a ratio of the quantity of the first type of seed to the quantity of the second type of seed in the first seed mix is substantially equal to a target ratio for the first seed mix; and
for the second portioned quantities of the first and second types of seeds delivered to the second compartment:
combining, by the seed mixing assembly, the portioned quantities of the first and second types of seeds in the second compartment of the seed mixing assembly to prepare a second seed mix;
wherein the combined quantities of the first and second types of seeds in the second seed mix are substantially equal to a target quantity for the second seed mix, and wherein a ratio of the quantity of the first type of seed to the quantity of the second type of seed in the second seed mix is substantially equal to the target ratio for the second seed mix.

US Pat. No. 10,687,454

CARRIER ARM ASSEMBLY AND AGRICULTURAL MACHINE INCLUDING CARRIER ARM ASSEMBLY

KVERNELAND GROUP KERTEMIN...

1. A carrier arm assembly for an operating unit of an agricultural machine, the carrier arm assembly comprising:a carrier arm;
a mounting structure mounting the carrier arm on a carrier vehicle, the carrier arm having a pivot mechanism such that the carrier arm is pivotably movable relative to the mounting structure;
a first actuator configured to drive a pivoting movement of the carrier arm between a working position and a transport position;
a suspension system suspending an operating unit from the carrier arm;
a second actuator configured to adjust a height of the operating unit relative to the carrier arm, the carrier arm having a base part and an extending part telescopically adjustable relative to the base part to adjust a length of the carrier arm between an unextended configuration and an extended configuration; and
a third actuator configured to drive the extending part to adjust the length of the carrier arm,
wherein the base part includes a set of first bearing surfaces and the extending part includes a set of second bearing surfaces providing sliding movement of the extending part relative to the base part, wherein the set of first bearing surfaces includes first upper inclined bearing surfaces and first lower inclined bearing surfaces, and the set of second bearing surfaces includes second upper inclined bearing surfaces and second lower inclined bearing surfaces, which engage respectively the first upper inclined bearing surfaces and the first lower inclined bearing surfaces, wherein each of the first upper inclined bearing surfaces, the first lower inclined bearing surfaces, the second upper inclined bearing surfaces, and the second lower inclined bearing surfaces is inclined relative to a vertical line at an angle of 40° to 50°.

US Pat. No. 10,687,453

AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

1. A method of adjusting an orientation of a soil-working agricultural implement, comprising:recording, while the agricultural implement is moving, a series of orientation values corresponding to an orientation of a frame or frame part of the agricultural implement in at least one vertical plane,
calculating a derived orientation value based on said series of values and
if the derived orientation value is outside a predetermined acceptable orientation value interval, adjusting a mutual positional relationship between at least two parts that can be moved relative each other on the agricultural implement and/or adjusting a mutual positional relationship between the agricultural implement and a traction vehicle fully or partially pulling it,
wherein the derived orientation value comprises a mean value of at least a subset of said series of orientation values, and
wherein a mean orientation value is calculated when the agricultural implement has travelled along a predetermined path, or a path along which the agricultural implement has moved back and forth in parallel rows, such that the derived orientation value is provided as a mean orientation of the agricultural implement for the predetermined path.

US Pat. No. 10,687,452

MULTIFUNCTIONAL IMPLEMENT FOR FARMING AND GARDENING

Kristin Hilma Lopez, Lon...

1. A farming and gardening implement, comprising:a plurality of skids;
a ground-breaking assembly;
a tiller assembly including a rear tiller apron partially surrounding a tiller having a plurality of tines;
a rear hinge plate coupled with the rear tiller apron by a plurality of plate tabs so as to swivel relative to the rear tiller apron;
a fertilizing bin positioned above the tiller assembly when the plurality of skids are supported on a horizontal surface;
a fertilizer filter screen within the fertilizing bin; and
a splined shaft configured to connect to a tractor power-take-off shaft.
US Pat. No. 10,687,498

MAIZE INBRED PH429H

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH429H, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession number 202004022.
US Pat. No. 10,689,292

POZZOLANIC COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING FLY ASH AND REMEDIATION AGENTS FOR USE IN CEMENTITIOUS MATERIALS

CR Minerals Company, LLC,...

1. A pozzolanic composition for use in concrete, said composition comprising a non-spec fly ash and/or a Class C fly ash combined with a natural pozzolan, wherein said natural pozzolan is present in a concentration of about 1 wt % to about 99 wt %, wherein the combination of said natural pozzolan with said non-spec fly ash and/or said Class C fly ash results in said pozzolanic composition meeting a specification for pozzolanic mixtures, pozzolan admixtures, or supplementary cementitious materials in concrete under ASTM and/or AASHTO, wherein (a) when said composition comprises a non-spec fly ash, said specification is a Class C fly ash specification or a Class F fly ash specification pertaining to pozzolanic admixtures in concrete; and (b) when said composition comprises a Class C fly ash, said specification is a Class F fly ash specification.
US Pat. No. 10,687,499

MAIZE INBRED PH47SK

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH47SK, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession number 202004009.
US Pat. No. 10,689,293

CEMENT SLURRIES, CURED CEMENT AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USE OF THESE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of cementing a casing in a wellbore, the method comprising:pumping a cement slurry into an annulus between the casing and the wellbore, where the cement slurry comprises:
water,
a cement precursor material, and
a block copolymer composition having at least one copolymer backbone, each copolymer backbone comprising at least two hard segments, and a soft segment disposed between the at least two hard segments, in which the copolymer backbone has at least one anhydride group grafted onto the soft segment, and in which the anhydride group is crosslinked by an aminosilane crosslinker; and
curing the cement slurry to cement the casing in the wellbore.
US Pat. No. 10,687,500

MAIZE INBRED PH48JH

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A seed, plant, plant part, or plant cell of inbred maize variety PH48JH, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under NCMA accession No. 202004016.
US Pat. No. 10,689,294

PULVERULENT PRIMER COMPOSITION

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A primer composition in powder form, comprisinga) 87.5 to 93.75 wt % of a dispersion powder based on a polymer having a glass transition temperature Tg of from ?50° C. to +30° C., comprising:
monomer units derived from a first monomer, which is at least one selected from the group consisting of an ester of an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 monocarboxylic acid or C4-C8 dicarboxylic acid with a C3-C12 alkanol, wherein the first monomer optionally comprises up to 30 wt % of a C1-C2 alkanol ester, and units derived from a second monomer, copolymerizable with the first monomer, wherein the second monomer is a vinylaromatic compound, and
b) 6.25 to 12.5 wt % of cement,
wherein a weight ratio of the dispersion powder to the cement is of from 7:1 to 15:1.
US Pat. No. 10,689,551

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

1. An adhesive composition comprising:(1) a first filler selected from the group consisting of expanded clay, expanded graphite, expanded mica, expanded shale, expanded vermiculite, pumice, scoria, ceramic microspheres, diatomaceous earth, perlite, fumed silica and combinations thereof;
(2) a second filler, which is different from the first filler, selected from the group consisting of tin oxide, indium oxide, antimony oxide, aluminum oxide, titanium oxide, iron oxide, magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, chalk, alkaline silicate, silica, ball-shaped iron, ball-shaped copper, ball-shaped aluminum, ball-shaped zinc, ball-shaped gold, ball-shaped silver, and ball-shaped tin, and combinations thereof;
wherein the second filler has an aspect ratio of 1 to 10;
(3) a third filler, which is different from the first filler, selected from the group consisting of flaky iron, flaky copper, flaky aluminum, flaky zinc, flaky gold, flaky silver, and flaky tin; aluminum nitrides, silicon nitrides, boron nitrides, carbon black, flaky silicates, flaky wollastonite, alkaline and alkaline earth metal carbonates, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, alkaline borates, and combinations thereof;
wherein the third filler has an aspect ratio of more than 10;
(4) a (co)polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyamides, thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic polyolefins, styrene-butadiene (SB), styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene (SEBS), styrene-isoprene (SI), styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS), styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS), styrene-isoprene-butadiene (SIB), styrene-isoprene-butadiene-styrene (SIBS) copolymers, and combinations thereof;
(5) optionally a tackifier; and
(6) optionally an additive, selected from the group consisting of extender oils, plasticizers, dyes, adhesion promoters, waxes, antioxidants, surfactants, stabilizers, rheology modifiers, cross-linking agents, and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,687,501

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068438

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068438, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125767.
US Pat. No. 10,689,295

CEMENTS AND CEMENT MIXTURES WITH HIGH MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE AT SHORT AGES

1. An E cement, comprising:a Portland Cement of type and category CEM I 52.5 R according to the UNE-EN 197-1 standard having a granulometric distribution with a Blaine fineness greater than 6500 cm2/g;
a tricalcium silicate content, C3S, greater than 55% by weight; and
a tricalcium aluminate content, C3A, greater than 4% and less than 25% by weight;
wherein a sum of both C3A and C3S is greater than 75% by weight; and
wherein the E cement has a strength according to UNE 196-1 at 1 day greater than 40 MPa and at 28 days greater than 65 MPa, determined using 225±1 g of water and an amount of superplasticiser required to achieve a mortar consistency of 200±5 mm in accordance with EN 1015-3.
US Pat. No. 10,689,552

BLOCK COPOLYMER COMPOSITION AND ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A block copolymer composition comprising:a block copolymer A represented by the following formula (I); and
a block copolymer B represented by the following formula (II); wherein:
a content of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit of the block copolymer A is more than a content of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit of the block copolymer B;
a ratio (Mw(Ar3)/Mw(Ar1)) of a weight average molecular weight of an aromatic vinyl polymer block Ar3 (Mw(Ar3)) of the block copolymer B to a weight average molecular weight of an aromatic vinyl polymer block Ar1 (Mw(Ar1)) of the block copolymer A is in a range of 0.95 to 1.05;
a ratio (Mw(Ar2)/Mw(Ar1)) of a weight average molecular weight of an aromatic vinyl polymer block Ar2 (Mw(Ar2)) to the weight average molecular weight of the aromatic vinyl polymer block Ar1 (Mw(Ar1)) is in a range of 3.0 to 5;
breaking strength of the block copolymer composition is 8 MPa or less, wherein the breaking strength of the block copolymer composition is obtained by using a 0.7 mm thick sheet of the block copolymer composition pressure-molded at 170° C., and measuring the tensile strength upon cutting at the elastic stress rate of 100 m/min according to JIS K 6251; and
breaking elongation of the block copolymer composition is 2000% or less, wherein the breaking elongation of the block copolymer composition is obtained by using a 0.7 mm thick sheet of the block copolymer composition pressure-molded at 170° C., and measuring the elongation upon cutting at the elastic stress rate of 100 m/min according to JIS K 6251:
Ar1-D1-Ar2  (I)
Ar3-D2  (II)in the formula (I) and the formula (II), Ar1, Ar2, and Ar3 each represents an aromatic vinyl polymer block; and D1 and D2 each represents a conjugated diene polymer block.
US Pat. No. 10,687,502

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068433

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068433, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125768.
US Pat. No. 10,689,296

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A GYPSUM SLURRY OR A GYPSUM PRODUCT WITH THE USE OF A WAX POWDER, PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY THE PROCESS AND USE OF THE WAX POWDER FOR OBTAINING A MOISTURE-RESISTANT GYPSUM PRODUCT

Sasol Wax GmbH, Hamburg ...

1. A process for manufacturing a gypsum slurry comprising:bringing together and mixing at least the following components: gypsum, water and a wax powder, wherein
0.1 to 10 wt.-% of the wax powder are contained in the gypsum slurry, relative to mass of dry gypsum;
the wax powder, before being brought together and mixed with the gypsum and water, having
a particle size below 500 ?m for all wax particles, and
an average particle size d50 (number average) of below 200 ?m; and
the wax powder comprises the following wax composition:
i. 70 to 95 wt.-% hydrocarbon wax,
ii. 5 to 30 wt.-% of a polar wax,
iii. 0 to 10 wt.-% hydrocarbon resins, and
iv. 0.1 to 5 wt.-% of one or more components selected from the group consisting of one or more polyols, starches, sugars, and derivatives thereof; andwhereinthe wax composition has a dynamic viscosity at 100° C. of below 12 cP and
the wax composition has an acid number below 10 mg KOH/g.
US Pat. No. 10,689,553

MOISTURE-CURABLE HOT MELT ADHESIVE FOR LIGHTING APPLIANCES

1. A moisture-curable hot melt adhesive for lighting appliances comprising:a partly silylated isocyanate functional urethane prepolymer obtained by reacting a polyol compound, an isocyanate compound and a silane compound,
a thermoplastic polyacrylic resin and
an oxazolidine compound, wherein the oxazolidine compound is selected from a compound having a single oxazolidine ring, a compound having one or more oxazolidine rings, a urethane bond-containing oxazolidine compound, an ester group-containing oxazolidine compound, an oxazolidine silyl ether, a carbonate group-containing oxazolidine, 2-isopropyl-3-(2-hydroxyethyl)oxazolidine, 2-(1-methylbutyl)-3-(2-hydroxyethyl)oxazolidine, 3-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-(1-methylbutyl)oxazolidine, 2-phenyl-3-(2-hydroxyethyl)oxazolidine and combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,689,809

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING PAPER AND BOARD

S.P.C.M. SA, Andrezieux ...

1. A process for manufacturing a sheet of paper and/or board from a fibrous suspension, the process comprising, before formation of said sheet, adding to the fibrous suspension, at one or more injection points, at least two retention aids respectively:(a) at least one water-soluble organic cationic polymer P1 with a cationicity greater than 2 meq·g?1, and
(b) at least one water-soluble amphoteric polymer P2 of at least one anionic monomer and of at least one cationic monomer,
wherein the polymer P2 is added to the fibrous suspension after dissolving, in aqueous solution, the polymer P2 previously obtained by one of the following polymerization techniques:
gel polymerization,
suspension polymerization,
inverse emulsion polymerization,
dispersion polymerization,
and in that polymer P2 has a factor F>2,
said factor F being defined by the formula: F=UL2×[(100?A)/(100?C)]
with UL: Brookfield viscosity of the polymer P2 at 0.1% by weight in a 1M aqueous solution of NaCl, at 23° C., with a UL module and at 60 rev·min?1
A and C corresponding respectively to the molar percentages of the anionic and cationic monomers of the polymer P2.
US Pat. No. 10,687,503

SOYBEAN VARIETY 01068213

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of soybean variety 01068213, wherein representative seed of said soybean variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125866.
US Pat. No. 10,689,297

MULTIFERROIC MATERIALS

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPO...

1. A single phase ceramic material comprising a morphotropic phase boundary and a continuous percolating network of magnetic cations; wherein the material has the composition shown in formula (I) below:(1-x)LMa(1-y)/2FeyMg(1-y)/2O3-xQ   (I)
wherein:
x is a value ranging from 0.01 to 0.4;
y is a value ranging from 0.01 to 0.9;
L is selected from Bi, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu or Y;
Ma is selected from Ti, Hf or Zr; and
Q is:
a group of formula:
RMbO3
wherein:
R is selected from Ca, Sr or Ba; and
Mb is selected from Ti or Hf or Zr; or
a group selected from one or more of the following: [BiMdO3]q[Bi(Me)r(Mf)(1-r)O3](1-q), CaZrO3, SrZrO3, BaZrO3, KNbO3, NaNbO3, Ca2FeNbO6, PbZr1-pTipO3, LnScO3, LnGaO3 or Ln2TiMcO6;
wherein:
Ln is selected from La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu or Y;
p is a value ranging from 0 to 1;
q is a value ranging from 0 to 1;
r is a value ranging from 0 to 1;
Mc is selected from Mg, Ni, Cu, Mn, Co, Fe or Zn;
Md is selected from Fe, Mn, or Cr, and
Me and Mf are independently selected from one or more of the following Zn, Ti, Sn, Mg, Nb, Ta, W, Li, Ni, Cu, Fe, Cr or Mn.
US Pat. No. 10,689,554

GLUE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Sanford, L.P., Atlanta, ...

1. A glue composition, comprising:a metallocene-catalyzed polyolefin wax present in an amount of at least 25 percent, by weight of the composition;
a tackifier present in an amount of at least 20 percent, by weight of the composition;
a mineral oil;
a plasticizer; and
a lubricant,
wherein the glue composition contains no water,
wherein the glue composition is solid at room temperature and is configured to provide an adhesive layer onto a substrate upon abrasion thereagainst, and
wherein the tackifier and the mineral oil are encapsulated, such that an encapsulated composition comprises the mineral oil in an amount of from 5 percent to 30 percent, by weight of the encapsulated composition, and the tackifier in an amount of from 70 percent to 95 percent, by weight of the encapsulated composition.
US Pat. No. 10,687,504

ANTHRACNOSE RESISTANT ALFALFA PLANTS

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A Medicago sativa plant or part thereof comprising an introgressed allele conferring to said plant or part thereof increased broad-spectrum resistance to Colletotrichum trifolii Race 5 compared with a plant or part thereof not comprising said allele, wherein a representative sample of seed comprising said allele has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-124210 or under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125043: wherein said allele comprises a marker locus on chromosome 4 selected from the group consisting of FG2208 (SEQ ID NO: 1), FG2218 (SEQ ID NO: 2), FG27062 (SEP ID NO: 3), FG2226 (SEP ID NO: 4), FG27232 (SEP ID NO: 5), FG27251 (SEP ID NO: 6), and FG27271 (SEP ID NO: 7).
US Pat. No. 10,689,555

FORMULATION TO STOP THE ADHERENCE OF A DYE TO AN EGGSHELL

1. A method of making a coating for use in reducing penetration of food dyes on an egg shell surface, the method comprising:a.) admixing, a hydroxide, a sulfate and water wherein the ratio of hydroxide to water is 1:1 to 1:10 to forma solution;
b.) determining the pH level of the solution and optionally adding an acid to lower the pH of the solution;
c.) adding a sugar alcohol in an amount of up to 60% of the total weight percent of the solution;
d.) adding a food grade emulsifier and fatty acid to the solution;
e.) heating the solution to a temperature between 135-200° F. and adding a food grade wax; and
f.) cooling the solution to produce the coating for application onto the egg shell surface.
US Pat. No. 10,687,505

ALFALFA VARIETY 412A121

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A seed of alfalfa variety 412A121, wherein representative seed of said alfalfa variety have been deposited under NCMA Accession No. 202002016.
US Pat. No. 10,687,506

ALFALFA VARIETY 510M172

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A seed of alfalfa variety 510M172, wherein representative seed of said alfalfa variety have been deposited under NCMA Accession No. 202002011.
US Pat. No. 10,687,507

ALFALFA VARIETY 810T104

Forage Genetics Internati...

1. A seed of alfalfa variety 810T104, wherein representative seed of said alfalfa variety have been deposited under NCMA Accession No. 202002013.
US Pat. No. 10,689,558

SELF-CROSSLINKING POLYMERS FOR WELLBORE STRENGTHENING

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

1. A method for drilling a wellbore comprising:mixing a first latex-containing polymer and a second latex polymer into an aqueous liquid to provide a non-oleaginous fluid of an internal non-oleaginous phase, wherein the first latex-containing polymer is a copolymer of a natural polymer and a latex monomer, the latex monomer of the first latex-containing polymer is at least one selected from styrene-butadiene copolymers, polymethyl methacrylate, polyethylene, polyvinylacetate, natural latex, polyisoprene, polydimethylsiloxane, polyvinylacetate copolymers, and mixtures thereof, and the second latex polymer is distinct from the first latex-containing polymer;
agitating, mixing or shearing the non-oleaginous fluid of the internal non-oleaginous phase and an oleaginous fluid of an external oleaginous phase to provide a wellbore fluid, wherein the wellbore fluid comprises graphite particles having an average surface area from about 10 m2/g to 1000 m2/g;
introducing the wellbore fluid into the wellbore;
circulating the wellbore fluid while drilling;
allowing the first latex-containing polymer and the second latex polymer to form at least part of a filtercake on a wall of the wellbore; and
augmenting the filtercake with the graphite and particles such that the graphite particles create crosslinks between the first latex-containing polymer and the second latex polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,687,508

COTTON VARIETY 16R044

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of cotton variety 16R044, wherein representative seed of said variety have been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125955.
US Pat. No. 10,689,559

FLEXIBLE DURABLE CEMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A cement slurry comprising:50% to 90% BWOC of a cement precursor material based on a total weight of the cement slurry;
from 10% to 50% BWOC of a flexible additive based on the total weight of the cement slurry; and
water,
where the flexible additive comprises 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol.
US Pat. No. 10,689,560

FLEXIBLE DURABLE CEMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A wellbore cementing system comprising:a tubular positioned in a wellbore such that an annulus is formed between a geological formation and the tubular; and
a cement structure positioned in at least a portion of the annulus, where
the cement structure comprises from 10% to 50% by weight of cement of a flexible additive based on the total weight of the cement structure, and
where the flexible additive comprises 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol.
US Pat. No. 10,689,304

FLOWABLE CONCRETE WITH SECONDARY ACCELERATOR

NORMET INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

11. A method of applying a concrete composition to a rock surface in a tunnel or a surface of a void created by a tunnel boring machine comprising the steps of:adding a liquid retarder to the concrete mixture and mixing;
adding a water soluble, secondary accelerator selected from the group consisting of: potassium carbonate; sodium carbonate; lithium carbonate; ammonium carbonate; and mixtures thereof and mixing to provide cementitious composition comprising:
(a) a concrete admixture;
(b) the water soluble, secondary accelerator;
(c) a retarder; and
(d) water;
providing a liquid accelerator composition comprising:
(a) a main accelerator; and
(b) water;
combining the cementitious composition and the liquid accelerator composition via two separate feeds to a spray head to apply to the rock surface a concrete composition formed from the combination of the cementitious composition and the liquid accelerator composition; and
allowing the concrete composition to cure on the rock surface or the surface of the void created by the tunnel boring machine and form a cured concrete.
US Pat. No. 10,688,024

CLEANING COMPOSITION

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A cleaning composition comprising a surfactant, methyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and a solvent,wherein a mass ratio of the methyl cellulose to the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose is in a range of from 40:60 to 80:20.
US Pat. No. 10,688,025

PERSONAL CLEANSING COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A CATIONIC POLYMER MIXTURE

CONOPCO, INC., Englewood...

1. A personal cleansing composition comprising, in an aqueous continuous phase:(i) from 5 to 30% by weight of one or more anionic cleansing surfactants;
(ii) from 0.1 to 10% by weight of discrete, dispersed droplets of emulsified silicone with a mean diameter (D3,2) of 4 micrometres or less;
(iii) from 0.1 to 5% by weight of microcapsules in which a core comprising benefit agent is encapsulated in a polymeric shell, and
(iv) from 0.1 to 0.5% by weight of a combination of cationic polymers comprising:
(a) at least one cationic polygalactomannan having a mean charge density at pH 7 from 0.2 to 2 meq per gram comprising guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chlorides having a cationic charge density from 0.5 to 1.1 meq per gram; and
(b) at least one acrylamidopropyltrimonium chloride/acrylamide copolymer having a mean charge density at pH from 1 to 3 meq per gram, wherein the weight ratio of cationic polymer (a) to cationic polymer (b) in the composition ranges from 3:1 to 1:1.
US Pat. No. 10,689,564

FLUIDS CONTAINING CELLULOSE FIBERS AND CELLULOSE NANOPARTICLES FOR OILFIELD APPLICATIONS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

10. A method for treating a subterranean formation comprising:combining a rheology modifier, a mixture of cellulose nanoparticles and cellulose fibers, and a solvent to form a treatment fluid,
wherein the cellulose nanoparticles have a negative zeta potential in a range of about ?100 mV to about ?10 mV, and a length in a range of from about 50 nm to about 500 nm,
wherein at least a portion of the cellulose nanoparticles comprise a rod-like nanocrystalline cellulose particle (NCC particle) having a crystalline structure,
wherein the negative zeta potential may be conferred to a surface of the NCC particle by attaining a percent surface functionalization with anionic functional groups of about 5 to about 90 percent surface functionalization, and
wherein the cellulose fibers have a length of from about 10 microns to about 500 microns; and
introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation.
US Pat. No. 10,688,026

BUFFERED MICROENCAPSULATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Premier Dental Products C...

1. A microcapsule formulation comprising a plurality of microcapsules and a carrier, said microcapsules formed by contacting: an aqueous buffered solution to an oil phase, a polymer, and an emulsifying agent, said emulsifying agent which is soluble into the oil phase and which sterically stabilizes the buffered solution, wherein each of said microcapsules having a semi-permeable shell and encapsulating therein said buffered solution and an additive, wherein said buffered solution is in contact with the semi-permeable shell, and wherein the microcapsules are substantially disposed within the carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,689,308

SOLVENT FOR THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDE OR DICYANDIAMIDE SOLUTIONS, AND RELATED METHODS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

1. A solution comprising:N-(n-butyl)-thio-phosphoric triamide as a thiophosphoric triamide urease inhibitor, wherein the thiophosphoric triamide is present in the solution in an amount from 20 to 35 weight percent, by weight of the solution, and
a solvent, wherein all solvent of the solution is triethyl phosphate, wherein the triethyl phosphate is present in the solution in an amount from 65 to 80 weight percent, by weight of the solution,
wherein the solution has an absence of surfactant.
US Pat. No. 10,688,027

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING PLAQUE, CALCULUS, AND HARD DEPOSITS IN BODY CAVITIES AND THE MOUTH

Maurice Moshe Ernst, Jer...

1. An apparatus for treating plaque and calculus in the mouth cavity comprising:a first inner side and a second outer side, the first inner side comprising an adhesive or a mechanical attachment and the second outer side comprising at least a first unit and at least a second unit;
the at least one first unit comprising a material with a redox potential for inhibiting anion precipitation; and,
the at least one second unit comprising a material with a redox potential for inhibiting cation precipitation,
wherein once in the oral cavity, the redox potentials of the materials change to produce non-precipitant compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,688,028

SOLID STICK ANTIPERSPIRANT COMPOSITIONS HAVING NON-VOLATILE SILICONES

1. A solid stick antiperspirant composition comprising:a. an particulate antiperspirant active;
b. one or more waxes comprising a polar wax; and
c. from about 30% to about 70% of a plurality of liquids comprising a first emollient and a second emollient, wherein the first emollient is polydimethylsiloxane, the polydimethylsiloxane having a viscosity of about 2 to about 6 centistokes and being present at about 60% or greater, by weight, of the plurality of liquids and the second emollient is present at about 16% to about 40%, by weight, of the plurality of liquids, and wherein the plurality of liquids are a homogeneous mixture at room temperature and have a an aggregate polarity from 0.9 MPa1/2 to 3.4 MPa1/2; and wherein the plurality of liquids, when mixed, have a light transmittance of 85% or greater after 4 hours at ?7° C.;wherein the solid stick antiperspirant composition is free of volatile silicones;wherein the solid stick comprises 2% or less water; andwherein the one or more waxes and the plurality of liquids, when mixed, exhibit a cloud point temperature between about 45° C. and about 65° C.
US Pat. No. 10,688,285

SPINAL SUBPIAL GENE DELIVERY SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method of spinal trans-parenchymal infection of a nucleic acid molecule in a subject comprising administering a nucleic acid molecule to the subpial space of a subject, wherein the step of administering comprises:(a) exposing a spinal segment of a vertebra of the subject;
(b) creating a pial opening within the spinal segment by penetrating the pia with a needle tip of a guide tube at an angle of about 5-10° relative to the pia;
(c) advancing a catheter through the guide tube into the subpial space; and
(d) delivering the nucleic acid molecule to the subpial space of the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,688,029

FORMULATION PREPARATION TO TREAT MATURE SKIN FOR RESTORING MOISTURE AND RETARDING AGING PROCESS

DERMSOLACE BIOTECHNOLOGY ...

1. A skin care composition, comprising:chloride salts including calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, and sodium chloride, wherein the composition comprises about 1.7% w/w of sodium, calcium, magnesium, and zinc ions, based on the total weight of the composition in a physiologically acceptable medium selected from the group consisting of lotion, gel, hydrogel, and cream, and in the presence of about 0.5% of collagen amino acids and about 0.05-3% of fatty acids produced from oils selected from the group consisting of mineral oil, soybean oil, olive oil, and coconut oil, with 0.1-5% polyols selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol, ethylene glycol, 1,3-butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, and glycerin.
US Pat. No. 10,688,030

HAIR CARE COMPOSITION

Symrise AG, Holzminden (...

1. A blend consisting of:(a) at least one wheat bran extract, and
(b1) at least carboxylic acid alkyl ester, and/or
(b2) at least one diol, and optionally
(c) at least one auxiliary agent wherein said auxiliary agent(s) (c) is selected from the group consisting of water, ethanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, glycerol, oil bodies, and other lipophilic additives.
US Pat. No. 10,688,543

DEVICE FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF BIOHAZARDOUS WASTE

1. A device for the destruction of biohazardous medical waste comprising:a removable basket disposed to receive a predetermined amount of waste;
a crucible including a crucible body forming a crucible socket configured to receive the removable basket, wherein an induction coil is in thermodynamic communication with an outside of the crucible body, such that the induction coil heats the removable basket through electromagnetic induction, thereby atomizing and ionizing the waste disposed within the removable basket into a waste gas;
a waste disposal chamber comprising a disposal body, a removable lid, and a coupling structure for coupling the lid to the disposal body, the disposal body:
defining an internal cavity configured to receive the crucible; and
including a thru-hole in communication with the internal cavity;
a first duct having a first end and a second opposite end, wherein the first end is disposed through the thru-hole forming an airtight seal and the second end is coupled to a catalytic converter, such that the waste gas is removable from the waste disposal chamber via the first duct;
a second duct having a first end and a second opposite end, wherein the first end is coupled to the catalytic converter and the second end is coupled to a plasma chamber, such that the waste gas flows from the catalytic converter to the plasma chamber;
the plasma chamber comprising:
a plasma head disposed within the plasma chamber, wherein the plasma head provides an accelerated jet of hot thermal plasma; and
a discharge duct extending away from the plasma head,
wherein when the waste gas flows from the second duct into the plasma chamber it passes over the accelerated jet of hot thermal plasma, such that dioxins within the waste gas are incinerated and having the waste gas flow through the discharge duct and into an environment surrounding the device; and
a third duct having a first end and a second opposite end, wherein the first end is connected to the plasma chamber and the second end is connected to a pressure altering pump.
US Pat. No. 10,687,519

TRANSGENIC ANIMAL FOR PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODIES HAVING MINIMAL CDRS

CRYSTAL BIOSCIENCE INC., ...

1. A transgenic chicken that comprises a genome comprising a recombinant immunoglobulin light chain (IgL) locus comprising:(a) a functional IgL gene comprising a nucleic acid encoding a light chain variable region comprising:
(i) light chain complementarity determining (CDR) regions; and
(ii) a light chain framework; and,
(b) a plurality of pseudogenes that encode light chain variable regions each comprising:
(i) light chain CDR regions; and
(ii) a light chain framework region that is identical in amino acid sequence to the light chain framework of a) (ii);
wherein said nucleic acid of (a) and pseudogenes of (b), are exogenous to the genome of said transgenic chicken,
wherein said plurality of pseudogenes are operably linked to said functional IgL gene and donate nucleotide sequences to the nucleic acid of (a) by gene conversion in said transgenic chicken; and
wherein said transgenic chicken expresses a polyclonal serum comprising a diversified IgL variable region.
US Pat. No. 10,688,031

LOW-TOXICITY SOPHOROLIPID-CONTAINING COMPOSITION AND USE THEREFOR

Saraya Co., Ltd., Osaka-...

1. A low-toxicity sophorolipid-containing composition comprising at least a coloring component, an acidic sophorolipid, a fatty acid, and a hydroxy fatty acid that are derived from an SL-producing yeast culture,the following components being in the following proportions, in terms of dry weight, based on the total amount of the acidic sophorolipid, a lactonic sophorolipid, the fatty acid, and the hydroxy fatty acid in the composition taken as 100 mass %:
(1) acidic sophorolipid: not less than 94 mass % and less than 99.99 mass %,
(2) lactonic sophorolipid: more than 0% but not more than 2 mass %, and
(3) fatty acid and hydroxy fatty acid in total: 0.01 to 4 mass %.
US Pat. No. 10,687,520

GENERATION AND CORRECTION OF A HUMANIZED MOUSE MODEL WITH A DELETION OF DYSTROPHIN EXON 44

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A mouse whose genome comprises a deletion of exon 44 of the endogenous dystrophin gene resulting in an out of frame shift and a premature stop codon in exon 45; wherein the mouse is homozygous for the deletion; and wherein the mouse does not exhibit detectable dystrophin protein in heart or skeletal muscle.
US Pat. No. 10,688,546

BIOGAS RESIDUE-BASED IN SITU AND ECTOPIC COUPLED DETOXIFICATION METHOD FOR HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM-CONTAINING SITES AND SOIL REMEDIATION AGENT

QINGDAO TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A biogas residue-based in situ and ectopic coupled detoxification method for hexavalent chromium-containing site, comprising:(1) mixing sulfate, the biogas residue and an organic carbon source solution to obtain a mixture, wherein in the mixture, contents of dry biogas residue, solid and organic carbon are respectively 0.1-20%, 0.5-25% and 0.5-25%; wherein a mass ratio of sulfate (SO42-) to the organic carbon is (0-1): 1; reacting the mixture for 0-5 days to obtain a chromium-containing soil remediation agent;
(2) excavating 1-10m soil from a surface of the chromium-containing site, laying a geomembrane with mesh at a bottom of the excavated site, and laying an impervious material around the excavated site to build a semi-closed stockyard;
(3) breaking the soil of step (2) to less than 1 Omm, tiling the broken soil on the semi-closed stockyard, mixing the tiled soil with the chromium-containing soil remediation agent and ferrous sulfate by spraying; wherein a mixing ratio between the ferrous sulfate, the tiled soil and the chromium-containing soil remediation agent is (0-0.1): 1: (0.1-0.8); entering a stockpiling period; and
(4) maintaining a moisture content of the soil in a range of 5-60% in initial 5-100 days during the stockpiling period, and injecting the chromium-containing soil remediation agent or the organic carbon source solution into the site every 1-200 days, such that a ratio of cumulative organic carbon from the repeatedly injected chromium-containing soil remediation agent or the organic carbon source solution to a total Cr(VI) content in the entire site is not less than 0.5:1;
wherein the site has an average annual rainfall of more than 200 mm, otherwise spraying the surface of the site with water or organic solution to allow the chromium-containing soil remediation agent to continuously seep into a lower layer of the site.
US Pat. No. 10,689,315

METHOD FOR CO-PRODUCING LOW-CARBON FOAMING AGENTS

Zhejiang Quhua Fluor-Chem...

1. A method for co-producing low-carbon foaming agents, comprising following steps of:(1) preheating 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and hydrogen fluoride, introducing the 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and the hydrogen fluoride into a reactor, and reacting the 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and the hydrogen fluoride in the presence of a catalyst to obtain a reaction product, wherein a ratio of the 1,1,1,3,3-pentachloropropane and the hydrogen fluoride is 1:10-40, a temperature of the reaction is 150-400° C., a pressure of the reaction is 0.1-2.0 MPa, and a material space velocity of the reaction is 10-1000 h?1;
(2) introducing the reaction product obtained in the Step (1) into a recycle column to obtain a recycle column overhead fraction and a recycle column bottom component;
(3) introducing the recycle column overhead fraction obtained in the Step (2) into a hydrogen chloride separation column to obtain a hydrogen chloride separation column overhead fraction and a hydrogen chloride separation column bottom component;
(4) introducing the hydrogen chloride separation column bottom component obtained in the Step (3) and an extractant into an extraction column for extraction to obtain an extraction column overhead component and an extraction column bottom component; and
(5) alkaline washing the extraction column bottom component obtained in the Step (4) and then rectifying to obtain following low-carbon foaming agent products: trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, cis-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane, trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene, and cis-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene,
wherein in the Step (1), the catalyst is Cr2O3/Zn, and
wherein a load of Zn in the Cr2O3/Zn is 1-10 wt %.
US Pat. No. 10,688,034

LONG-WEARING, TRANSFER-RESISTANT COSMETIC COMPOSITION HAVING IMPROVED TACKINESS

1. A liquid cosmetic composition comprising:(a) from about 2% to about 10% by weight of at least one silicone elastomer relative to a total weight of the composition;
(b) from about 6 to about 20% by weight of at least one dimethicone fluid having a viscosity greater than 300 cSt and lower than 1200 cSt at 25° C.;
(c) from about 2% to about 35% by weight of at least one Nylon-611/Dimethicone copolymer relative to the total weight of the composition;
(d) from about 5% to about 30% by weight of at least one silicone resin relative to the total weight of the composition, wherein the at least one silicone resin is selected from the group consisting of siloxysilicate resins, silsesquioxane resins, and mixture thereof;
(e) from about 5% or about 50% by weight of at least one volatile solvent relative to the total weight of the composition; and
(f) from 0% to about 5% by weight of wax relative to the total weight of the composition;
wherein a weight ratio of the silicone elastomer (a) to the at least one dimethicone fluid (b) is from 1:1 to 1:5,
the weights being relative to a total weight of the composition,
the composition provides a matte appearance to lips after application, and
the composition is substantially free of non-volatile phenylated solvents.
US Pat. No. 10,689,316

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF 3,3,3-TRIFLUOROPROPENE

MEXICAN FLUOR S.A. DE C.V...

1. A process for preparing 3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1243zf), the process comprising:(a) fluorinating CCl3CH2CH2Cl (250fb) to produce a reaction product comprising CF3CH2CH2Cl (253fb) in the liquid phase conducted at a temperature from 20° C. to 100° C., in a first reactor, using HF as the fluorinating agent; and
(b) dehydrohalogenating 253fb to produce 1243zf in the vapour phase, conducted at a temperature from 250° C. to 350° C., in the presence of a catalyst in a second reactor.
US Pat. No. 10,689,573

WET ETCHING COMPOSITION FOR SUBSTRATE HAVING SIN LAYER AND SI LAYER AND WET ETCHING METHOD USING SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A wet etching composition, comprising:greater than 1 mass % to less than 10 mass % of fluorine compound (A),
0.04-10 mass % oxidant (B),
a pH adjuster (C), wherein the pH adjuster (C) comprises one or more selected from the group consisting of potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, ammonia, ethylenediamine, n-butylamine, 1-amino-propanol, pyridine, morpholine, polyallylamine, sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, and acetic acid, and
water (D),
wherein the composition has pH in a range of 2.0 to 4.5, and the oxidant (B) contains one or more selected from the group consisting of a permanganic acid compound and vanadium pentoxide and does not contain nitric acid.
US Pat. No. 10,688,035

PROTECTIVE LIQUID COSMETIC PRIMER

1. A liquid primer for cosmetics, comprising95-99% by weight of silicones selected from the group consisting of dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, and combination thereof;
lychee oil,
vitamin E, and
gold dust.
US Pat. No. 10,689,574

CHOLESTERIC RESIN LAMINATE, PRODUCTION METHOD, AND USE

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A cholesteric resin layered body comprising a substrate, an intermediate layer, and a cholesteric resin layer in this order, whereinthe intermediate layer is a layer of a cured product of a material containing a modified polyvinyl alcohol compound and a curing agent,
a ratio of the curing agent relative to 100 parts by weight of the modified polyvinyl alcohol compound is 5 parts by weight or more and 20 parts by weight or less, and
a difference in a reflection band center wavelength of the cholesteric resin layer before and after the layered body is heated at 130° C. for 8 hours is 50 nm or less.
US Pat. No. 10,688,036

PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITION

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. An oil-in-water personal care composition comprising:a) 0.01 to 15% by weight hydrophobically modified particles selected from the group consisting of silica, metal oxide and mixtures thereof;
b) 0.01 to 15% by weight amino functionalized silicone;
c) 0.01 to 15% by weight hydrophobic starch comprising aluminium starch octenyl succinate; and
d) 0.1 to 20% by weight benefit agent comprising antimicrobial agent, the antimicrobial agent comprising thymol and terpineol, the personal care composition having anti-fungal efficacy against Malassezia furfur.
US Pat. No. 10,688,037

COMPOSITIONS AND METHOD FOR HAIR REGROWTH

Nutraceutical Wellness In...

1. A composition for promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss, comprising from about 100 mg to 1000 mg of an extract of Curcuma longa, from about 100 mg to 1000 mg of an extract of the roots and leaves of Withania somnifera, at least about 200 mg of saw palmetto extract, from about 225 mcg to 300 mcg of iodine and a pharmaceutically acceptable encapsulating material.
US Pat. No. 10,688,038

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF ORAL HEALTH

ProBiora Health, LLC, Da...

1. A food formulation comprising:a bacterial formulation comprising one or more of a biologically pure mutans streptococci strains selected from the group consisting of Streptococcus rattus, Streptococcus cricetus, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sobrinus, Streptococcus downeii, Streptococcus macacae, and Streptococcus ferus; wherein said mutans streptococcus strains are genetically modified strains that are lactate dehydrogenase-deficient, one or more biologically pure Streptococcus oralis strains, and one or more biologically pure Streptococcus uberis strains; and
a carrier comprising a nutritional agent.
US Pat. No. 10,689,577

BONDABLE FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED MOLECULES

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a flame-retardant resin, comprising:forming a phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule selected from the group consisting of a chlorophosphate-based molecule and a phosphonate-based molecule;
forming a vanillin derivative;
chemically reacting the vanillin derivative with the phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule to form a flame-retardant vanillin-derived molecule; and
binding the flame-retardant vanillin-derived molecule to a resin to form the flame-retardant resin.
US Pat. No. 10,689,578

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED CROSS-LINKERS

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a flame-retardant polymer, comprising:forming a diol vanillin derivative;
forming a phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule selected from the group consisting of a chlorophosphate-based molecule and a phosphonate-based molecule;
chemically reacting the diol vanillin derivative with the phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule to form a flame-retardant vanillin-derived cross-linker; and
binding the flame-retardant vanillin-derived cross-linker to a polymer to form the flame-retardant polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,688,040

ENCAPSULATION OF MICROBUBBLES WITHIN THE AQUEOUS CORE OF MICROCAPSULES

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A construct comprising an echogenic microcapsule comprising:a contiguous first shell uninterrupted by gas, the shell comprising a self-assembling molecule;
an aqueous core surrounded by the first shell;
at least one microbubble encapsulated by a second shell;
wherein the at least one encapsulated microbubble comprises a gas and is within
the aqueous core of the echogenic microcapsule; and
wherein the first shell becomes permeable to the aqueous core when the microcapsule is irradiated with an ultrasound intensity that is equal to or higher than the leakage threshold intensity of the microcapsule.
US Pat. No. 10,689,579

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED SMALL MOLECULES

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a flame-retardant polymer, comprising:forming a diol vanillin derivative;
forming a phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule selected from the group consisting of a chlorophosphate-based molecule and a phosphonate-based molecule;
chemically reacting the diol vanillin derivative with the phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule to form a vanillin-based flame-retardant small molecule; and
combining the flame-retardant vanillin-derived small molecule with a polymer to form the flame-retardant polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,687,529

NEMATOTOXIC COMPOSITION OF SYNERGISTIC EFFECT, USE OF A NEMATOTOXIC COMPOSITION OF SYNERGISTIC EFFECT

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOUR...

1. A nematotoxic composition characterized by comprising, as active compounds:Trans-aconitic acid;
Glucose, and optionally
S-carboxymethylcisteine,
characterized in that a combination of the trans-aconitic acid, glucose, and optionally S-carboxymethylcisteine exhibits synergy,
characterized in that the composition is an aqueous composition, and
characterized in that either (i) the aqueous composition contains trans-aconitic acid and glucose in a concentration of 0.25 g/L each, or (ii) the aqueous composition contains S-carboxymethylcisteine, trans-aconitic acid and glucose in a concentration of 0.17 g/L each.
US Pat. No. 10,689,580

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED MONOMERS

International Business Ma...

1. A process of forming a flame-retardant polymer, comprising:forming a phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule selected from the group consisting of a chlorophosphate-based molecule and a phosphonate-based molecule;
forming a vanillin derivative;
chemically reacting the vanillin derivative with the phosphorus-based flame-retardant molecule to form a flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer; and
polymerizing the flame-retardant vanillin-derived monomer.
US Pat. No. 10,688,042

TOPICAL GEL FOR ALLEVIATING FOOD CRAVINGS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

1. A gel for topical application for alleviating food cravings, comprising of:about 45.0 percent by weight of deionized water;
about 10.0 percent by weight of benzyl alcohol;
about 40.0 percent by weight of ethyl alcohol;
about 0.2 percent by weight of tocopherol acetate;
about 0.15 percent by weight of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA);
about 1.15 percent by weight of resveratrol;
about 1.0 percent by weight of a cross-linked polyacrylic acid copolymer;
about 0.1 percent by weight of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA);
about 200 ?L of lemon essential oil; and,
from about 100 ?L to 200 ?L of triethanolamine.
US Pat. No. 10,689,581

BIOCHAR PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION

Proton Power, Inc., Leno...

1. A biochar product comprising:a carbon component produced from at least biomass or a waste stream, wherein the carbon component includes graphene; and
one or more mineral components originating from at least the biomass or the waste stream.
US Pat. No. 10,689,582

METHODS OF REFINING NATURAL OIL FEEDSTOCKS

Elevance Renewable Scienc...

1. A method of producing a fuel composition comprising:providing (a) a feedstock comprising natural oil glycerides, and (b) low-molecular-weight olefins, wherein the low-molecular-weight olefins comprise olefins selected from the group consisting of propylene, 1-butene, 2-butene, and combinations thereof;
reacting the natural oil glycerides with the low-molecular-weight olefins in the presence of a metathesis catalyst to form a metathesized product comprising new olefins and esters;
flash-separating a light end stream from the metathesized product to separate and remove the light end stream from the metathesized product, the light end stream comprising a majority of hydrocarbons with carbon number between 2 and 4;
separating at least a portion of the new olefins in the metathesized product from the esters in the metathesized product to produce separated olefins;
separating a C18+ heavy end stream from the separated olefins, the heavy end stream having a majority of hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of at least 18; and
hydrogenating the separated olefins to form a fuel composition.
US Pat. No. 10,688,557

FLAKE-LIKE FINE PARTICLES

TOKUSEN KOGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. An electrically conductive paste comprising:(1) fine particles that are flake-like, whose main component is silver, and whose surface has an arithmetical mean roughness Ra of not larger than 8 nm, a median size (D50) of the particles is 2-8 ?m, and an average thickness Tave of the particles of 20-50 nm, and where a metal structure of the main component is monocrystalline; and
(2) a solvent.
US Pat. No. 10,689,583

PROCESS FOR REMOVING SULFUR COMPOUNDS FROM HYDROCARBON STREAMS

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for removing CS2 from hydrocarbon streams comprising contacting a hydrocarbon stream with a clinoptilolite adsorbent or a barium exchanged chabazite containing zeolite adsorbent and adsorbing CS2using size selective adsorption to produce a hydrocarbon stream having a reduced CS2 content, and regenerating the clinoptilolite adsorbent or barium exchanged chabazite containing zeolite adsorbent with a regenerant stream comprising a hydrotreated hydrocarbon stream forming a regeneration effluent.
US Pat. No. 10,688,045

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR OPHTHALMIC AND/OR OTHER APPLICATIONS

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A topical pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) a plurality of coated nanoparticles, each coated nanoparticle comprising:
(i) a core particle comprising loteprednol etabonate, wherein the loteprednol etabonate constitutes at least 80% of the core particle by weight, and
(ii) a mucus penetration-enhancing coating comprising a (poly(ethylene oxide))-(poly(propylene oxide))-(poly(ethylene oxide)) triblock copolymer, wherein the poly(propylene oxide) block has a molecular weight of about 3600 Da and the poly(ethylene oxide) blocks constitute about 70 wt % of the triblock copolymer, and wherein the triblock copolymer is non-covalently adsorbed to the core particle;
(b) about 0.5% w/v to about 3% w/v glycerin; and
(c) about 0.1% w/v to about 1% w/v sodium chloride
wherein the loteprednol etabonate is present in the pharmaceutical composition in an amount between about 0.01% and about 2% by weight in total; and
wherein the topical pharmaceutical composition is a topical suspension, and wherein the ratio of the total weight of loteprednol etabonate to the total weight of triblock copolymer comprised in the topical suspension is greater than or equal to about 1:1 and less than or equal to about 3:1,
wherein the coated nanoparticles are mucus-penetrating.
US Pat. No. 10,687,534

METHOD TO CONTROL ADULT INSECT POPULATION

UPL LTD., Haldia (IN)

1. A method of predominantly controlling adult insect pest infestation at a locus, the method comprising applying to the locus a composition comprising acetamiprid and bifenthrin, wherein adult infestation control exceeds the control of pre-adults by at least about 5%.
US Pat. No. 10,687,790

SAMPLING DEVICE

NEOTHERIX LIMITED, Yorks...

1. A sampling device for capturing a biological marker, the sampling device comprising:a biodegradable porous scaffold comprising a polymer fibre selected from the group consisting of poly(L-lactic acid) (PLLA), poly(D-lactic acid) (PDLA), poly(D/L-lactic acid) (PDLLA), poly(glycolic acid) (PGA), poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), polycaprolactone (PCL), polydioxanone (PDO), poly(trimethylene carbonate) (PTMC), poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG), and mixtures thereof, wherein the polymer fibre has a mean fibre diameter of from about 1.2 to 4.0 microns, wherein the biodegradable porous scaffold is configured to, in use, lie in contact with tissue to be sampled; and
a fluid loaded into the scaffold,
wherein the fluid consists of an aqueous solution of one or more thermo-switchable gel materials, which will thermally gel from a liquid below a given temperature or temperature range to a gel above that temperature or temperature range, wherein each of the one or more thermo-switchable gel materials is a triblock copolymer which contains (i) a poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) random copolymer end blocks and a poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) homopolymer central block, or (ii) a poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) random copolymer and a poly(propylene oxide) (PPO) homopolymer central block,
wherein the gel formation is selected to be reversible,
wherein the given temperature or temperature range is at or near normal body temperature for a human or animal patient, or at or near the optimum incubation temperature for tissue grown in vitro on the scaffold,
wherein the fluid and scaffold allow a biological marker to infiltrate into the fluid.
US Pat. No. 10,688,046

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR VANCOMYCIN ORAL LIQUID

CutisPharma, Inc., Wobur...

1. A non-sterile stable liquid formulation formulated for oral administration, consisting of:(a) 0.1-0.4% w/v citric acid,
(b) water,
(c) a sweetener that is sucralose,
(d) 0.02-0.08% w/v sodium benzoate,
(e) 20-60 mg/ml vancomycin hydrochloride, and
(f) flavoring agent,
wherein the non-sterile stable liquid formulation is homogenous and stable for at least 2 weeks at ambient and refrigerated temperature and has a pH of 2.5-4.5.
US Pat. No. 10,689,328

CRYSTALLINE MODIFICATION OF PROPANIL

UPL LIMITED, West Bengal...


US Pat. No. 10,687,535

CHELATED METAL OXIDE GEL COMPOSITIONS

AG Tech LLC, Richmond, V...

1. A homogeneous aqueous gel composition comprising:an aqueous solution comprising glycerine, water and a chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex; and
a cationic gel,
wherein the aqueous solution is homogeneously suspended in the cationic gel,
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex is cationic and is a coordination compound,
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex comprises a metal oxide chelate and chitosan and the metal oxide chelate is a metal carboxylate complex, and
wherein the chitosan-metal oxide chelate complex is homogeneously suspended in the aqueous solution.
US Pat. No. 10,688,047

PHYSICALLY AND CHEMICALLY STABLE ORAL SUSPENSIONS OF GIVINOSTAT

ITALFARMACO SPA, Milan (...

1. An aqueous suspension comprising Givinostat and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, a wetting agent, a density-imparting agent, a buffering agent, and a suspending agent; wherein the wetting agent is a polyoxyethylene sorbitan fatty acid ester, poloxamer, or a mixture thereof, the density-imparting agent is sorbitol, sucrose or a mixture thereof, and the buffering agent is a phosphate buffer, citrate buffer, or tartrate buffer, and the suspending agent is tragacanth gum or xanthan gum.
US Pat. No. 10,688,048

HYDROPHOBIC MOLECULE-INDUCED BRANCHED POLYMER AGGREGATES AND THEIR USE

ANP Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method of making a lyophilized aggregate comprising:(a) mixing:
(i) a water insoluble or a poorly water soluble pharmaceutically active agent (PAA) dissolved in a solvent miscible with water or a chloroform/ethanol mixture; and
(ii) a water soluble polyoxazoline modified with a hydrophobic surface group comprising an aliphatic and/or saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbons comprising from 1 to about 22 carbons, aromatic hydrocarbons or a combination thereof, dissolved in an organic solvent; to form an aggregate;
(b) collecting said aggregate of step (a), wherein said collecting comprises evaporating to remove said solvent miscible with water or said chloroform/ethanol mixture, and to remove said organic solvent to yield a collected aggregate;
(c) dissolving said collected aggregate of step (b) in an aqueous solution to form a dissolved aggregate solution; and
(d) lyophilizing said dissolved aggregate solution of step (c) to form said lyophilized aggregate,
wherein said PAA is located at or in said surface group; said lyophilized aggregate is water soluble; and on dilution in an aqueous solution, said PAA is released from said lyophilized aggregate at a controlled rate.
US Pat. No. 10,688,049

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A FREEZE-DRIED PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING MITOMYCIN C

1. Process for the preparation of a freeze-dried pharmaceutical composition comprising mitomycin C, comprising freeze-drying a solution of mitomycin C, wherein the solution comprises a mixture of tert.-butanol and water, which mixture comprises 84 to 95 wt. % tert.-butanol.
US Pat. No. 10,689,588

PROCESS FOR OBTAINING WAX FRACTIONS FROM A FEED WAX

Sasol Wax GmbH, Hamburg ...

1. A process for obtaining wax fractions from an initial feed wax, the process comprising:(a) providing a molten feed wax in a container;
(b) solidifying the feed wax by cooling;
(c) increasing the temperature of the feed wax to a temperature at which a first fraction of the feed wax melts;
(d) recovering the first fraction of the feed wax, said first fraction having a congealing point which is lower than the congealing point of the feed wax;
(e) increasing the temperature of the remaining feed wax to a temperature at which a further fraction of the feed wax melts; and
(f) recovering the further fraction of the feed wax;
characterized in that the feed wax comprises at least 75 wt.-% of linear alkanes and the feed wax has an oil-content of less than 0.5 wt.-%, that the first fraction recovered in step (d) comprises 19 to 81 wt.-% of the feed wax, and wherein step (e) the temperature is increased to a temperature which is below a final melting temperature of the remaining feed wax and wherein steps (e) and (f) are repeated 1 to 3 times and wherein in the final repetition of step (e) the remaining feed wax is melted completely.
US Pat. No. 10,688,050

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION COMPRISING IBRUTINIB

Synthon B.V., Nijmegen (...

1. A tablet composition comprising ibrutinib and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, wherein:ibrutinib is form C, having characteristic peaks in the X-ray powder diffraction pattern at the following 2 theta (±0.2) angles: 6.9°, 18.2°, 19.2°, 19.6° and 23.0°, measured using a Cu K? radiation, and
said ibrutinib from C is present in an amount from 60 to 80% w/w relative to the total weight of the tablet, and
the composition is free of surfactant, and
the composition exhibits a dissolution rate of at least 65% in 20 minutes when tested in 900 ml 0.01 N hydrochloric acid pH 2.0 (+1% polysorbate 20) at 37° C., 75 rpm and/or in 900 ml phosphate buffer pH 6.8 (+3% polysorbate 20) at 37° C., 75 rpm in a USP apparatus II.
US Pat. No. 10,689,589

CYCLIC QUATERNARY AMMONIUM SALTS AS FUEL OR LUBRICANT ADDITIVES

Innospec Limited, Cheshi...

9. A quaternary ammonium salt which is the reaction product of:(a) a cyclic tertiary amine having less than 19 carbon atoms;
(b) an epoxide having less than 8 carbon atoms; and
(c) a carboxylic acid of formula R5COOH; wherein R5 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted hydrocarbyl group.
US Pat. No. 10,688,051

ABUSE RESISTANT FORMS OF EXTENDED RELEASE OXYCODONE, METHOD OF USE, AND METHOD OF MAKING

INSPIRION DELIVERY SCIENC...

1. An oral, extended release pharmaceutical composition in tablet form configured to deter abuse, comprising:an expansion layer comprising an expandable polymer that forms a gel when exposed to a liquid comprising water and/or alcohol, wherein the expandable polymer is selected from the group consisting of: methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, alginic acid, tragacanth, and combinations thereof;
a barrier layer substantially covering the expansion layer, wherein the barrier layer comprises a first polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is administered in intact form, the first polymer of the barrier layer is substantially undissolved in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; and
a diffusion layer covering the barrier layer, the diffusion layer comprising a drug comprising oxycodone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically effective amount and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof,
wherein the drug is substantially homogeneously distributed within the second polymer and diffuses from the diffusion layer within the GI tract,
wherein the second polymer is present in an amount sufficient to release at least 50% of the amount of drug after 8 hours after administration in intact form,
wherein the first polymer and second polymer each comprise the same polymer, and
the pharmaceutical composition does not comprise a drug that is not an opioid agonist or a central nervous system stimulant, wherein the diffusion layer is the only drug-containing layer in the pharmaceutical composition, and wherein the diffusion layer is bonded to the barrier layer by curing the layers together.
US Pat. No. 10,688,052

ABUSE RESISTANT FORMS OF EXTENDED RELEASE OXYMORPHONE, METHOD OF USE AND METHOD OF MAKING

INSPIRION DELIVERY SCIENC...

1. An oral, extended release pharmaceutical composition in tablet form configured to deter abuse, comprising:an expansion layer comprising an expandable polymer that forms a gel when exposed to a liquid comprising water and/or alcohol, wherein the expandable polymer is selected from the group consisting of: methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, alginic acid, tragacanth, and combinations thereof;
a barrier layer substantially covering the expansion layer, wherein the barrier layer comprises a first polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is administered in intact form, the first polymer of the barrier layer is substantially undissolved in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract;
and a diffusion layer covering the barrier layer, the diffusion layer comprising a drug comprising oxymorphone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically effective amount and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof,
wherein the diffusion layer is the only drug-containing layer in the pharmaceutical composition, wherein the pharmaceutical composition does not comprise a drug that is not an opioid agonist or a central nervous system stimulant, wherein the diffusion layer is bonded to the barrier layer by curing the layers together,
wherein the drug is substantially homogeneously distributed within the second polymer and diffuses from the diffusion layer within the GI tract,
wherein the second polymer is present in an amount sufficient to release at least 50% of the amount of drug after 8 hours after administration in intact form, and wherein the first polymer and second polymer each comprise the same polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,689,334

METHOD FOR PREPARING METHYL MERCAPTAN

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A process for preparing methyl mercaptan, batchwise or continuously, said process comprising at least the following steps:a) reacting at least one hydrocarbon charge in the presence of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) to form carbon disulphide (CS2) and hydrogen (H2), wherein the molar H2S/hydrocarbon charge ratio is between 0.5 and 10, endpoints included,
b) carrying out a hydrogenation reaction of said carbon disulphide (CS2) in the presence of said hydrogen (H2), both obtained in step a), to form methyl mercaptan (CH3SH), hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and optionally hydrogen (H2),
c) optionally, recycling said hydrogen sulphide (H2S) formed in step b) to step a), and
d) recovering the methyl mercaptan.
US Pat. No. 10,689,591

FLAME-RESISTANT ADDITIVES FOR OIL-BASED PRODUCTS AND OIL-BASED PRODUCTS CONTAINING FLAME-RESISTANT ADDITIVES

FIRSTPOWER GROUP, LLC, T...

1. An oil-based flame-resistant organic fluid comprising:a halogen-free oil;
a solvent; and
a flame-resistant additive capable of reducing the flammability of the oil-based organic fluid wherein the flame-resistant additive comprises mellitic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,687,541

EMULSIFIED OILS AND BLENDS

1. An emulsified oil, the emulsified oil comprising:water;
an oil selected from the group consisting of:
coconut oil, a coconut oil blend including medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), pure MCT oil, and Omega-3 oil; and
an emulsifier which is a combination of sunflower lecithin and sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL),
wherein the emulsified oil contains up to approximately 1% by volume of the emulsifier.
US Pat. No. 10,688,053

ABUSE RESISTANT FORMS OF EXTENDED RELEASE HYDROCODONE, METHOD OF USE AND METHOD OF MAKING

INSPIRION DELIVERY SCIENC...

1. An oral, extended release pharmaceutical composition in tablet form configured to deter abuse, comprising:an expansion layer comprising an expandable polymer that forms a gel when exposed to a liquid comprising water and/or alcohol, wherein the expandable polymer is selected from the group consisting of: methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, alginic acid, tragacanth, and combinations thereof;
a barrier layer substantially covering the expansion layer, wherein the barrier layer comprises a first polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is administered in intact form, the first polymer of the barrier layer is substantially undissolved in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract;
and a diffusion layer covering the barrier layer, the diffusion layer comprising a drug comprising hydrocodone or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically effective amount and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof,
wherein the diffusion layer is bonded to the barrier layer by curing the layers together,
wherein the diffusion layer is the only drug-containing layer in the pharmaceutical composition,
wherein the pharmaceutical composition does not comprise a drug that is not an opioid agonist or a central nervous system stimulant,
wherein the drug is substantially homogeneously distributed within the second polymer and diffuses from the diffusion layer within the GI tract;
wherein the second polymer is present in an amount sufficient to release at least 50% of the amount of drug after 8 hours after administration in intact form, and
wherein the first polymer and second polymer each comprise the same polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,687,542

ENGINEERED PHYTASES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

AGRIVIDA, INC., Woburn, ...

1. An engineered phytase comprising a target phytase, a first binding element and a second binding element, wherein the C-terminus of the first binding element is fused to the N-terminus of the target phytase and the N-terminus of the second binding element is fused to the C-terminus of the target phytase, wherein the first binding element interacts with the second binding element to cause cyclization of the engineered phytase, and enhance thermal stability of the target phytase, wherein the first binding element comprises a C-intein of an intein, and the second binding element comprises an N-intein of an intein, and wherein the engineered phytase comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 201.
US Pat. No. 10,688,054

ABUSE RESISTANT FORMS OF EXTENDED RELEASE MORPHINE, METHOD OF USE AND METHOD OF MAKING

INSPIRION DELIVERY SCIENC...

1. An oral, extended release pharmaceutical composition in tablet form configured to deter abuse, comprising:an expansion layer comprising an expandable polymer that forms a gel when exposed to a liquid comprising water and/or alcohol, wherein the expandable polymer is selected from the group consisting of: methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, alginic acid, tragacanth, and combinations thereof;
a barrier layer substantially covering the expansion layer, wherein the barrier layer comprises a first polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is administered in intact form, the first polymer of the barrier layer is substantially undissolved in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; and
a diffusion layer covering the barrier layer, the diffusion layer comprising a drug comprising morphine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically effective amount and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, wherein the drug is substantially homogeneously distributed within the second polymer and diffuses from the diffusion layer within the GI tract, wherein the pharmaceutical composition does not comprise a drug that is not an opioid agonist or a central nervous system stimulant, and wherein the diffusion layer is the only drug-containing layer in the pharmaceutical composition,
wherein the second polymer is present in an amount sufficient to release at least 50% of the amount of drug after 8 hours after administration in intact form,
wherein the first polymer and second polymer each comprise the same polymer,
wherein the diffusion layer is bonded to the barrier layer by curing the layers together,
wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is orally or intranasally administered in crushed form to a subject, the Cmax/AUC achieved 8 hours after administration is lower than the Cmax/AUC achieved 8 hours after administration of a crushed bioequivalent composition not configured to deter abuse.
US Pat. No. 10,687,543

PROBIOTIC BACTERIAL MOLECULES AND THEIR USE IN METHODS TO TREAT/PREVENT INFECTION BY HARMFUL BACTERIA AND TO PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL HEALTH

University of Guelph, Gu...

1. A method for attenuating virulence and/or treating an enteric Salmonella and/or Escherichia coli infection, the method comprising administering a composition comprising a peptide from Lactobacillus acidophilus strain La-5, wherein the peptide has from 2 to 10 amino acids and wherein the peptide is not a bacteriocin.
US Pat. No. 10,688,055

ABUSE RESISTANT FORMS OF EXTENDED RELEASE MORPHINE, METHOD OF USE AND METHOD OF MAKING

INSPIRION DELIVERY SCIENC...

1. An oral, extended release pharmaceutical composition in the form of a layered tablet configured to deter abuse, wherein the layered tablet comprises:an expansion layer comprising an expandable polymer that forms a gel when exposed to a liquid comprising water and/or alcohol, wherein the expandable polymer is selected from the group consisting of methylcellulose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylhydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, alginic acid, tragacanth, and combinations thereof,
a barrier layer substantially covering the expansion layer, wherein the barrier layer comprises a first polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, and mixtures thereof, wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is administered in intact form, the first polymer of the barrier layer is substantially undissolved in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and
an outer diffusion layer covering the barrier layer, the diffusion layer comprising a drug comprising morphine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically effective amount and a second polymer selected from the group consisting of: acrylic or methacrylic polymers or copolymers thereof, and mixtures thereof, wherein the drug is substantially homogeneously distributed within the second polymer and the drug diffuses from the diffusion layer within the GI tract,
wherein the first polymer and second polymer each comprise the same polymer,
wherein the second polymer is present in an amount sufficient to release at least 50% of the amount of drug after 8 hours after administration in intact form,
wherein the diffusion layer is bonded to the barrier layer by curing the layers together,
wherein the pharmaceutical composition does not comprise a drug that is not an opioid agonist or a central nervous system stimulant,
wherein the diffusion layer is the only drug-containing layer in the pharmaceutical composition, and
wherein when the pharmaceutical composition is contacted with ethyl alcohol in intact form, the rate of drug released from the composition at 4 hours is lower than the rate of drug released when the intact pharmaceutical composition is not contacted with ethyl alcohol.
US Pat. No. 10,689,337

FORMULATION OF DI(4-TERT-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL) PEROXYDICARBONATE

NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNA...

1. Powder formulation comprising:20-75 wt % of di(4-tert-butylcyclohexyl) peroxydicarbonate
25-80 wt % of ethylene glycol dibenzoate.
US Pat. No. 10,689,594

RECOVERY OF TOCOPHEROLS/TOCOTRIENOLS, CAROTENOIDS, GLYCEROLS, STEROLS AND FATTY ACID ESTERS FROM CRUDE VEGETABLE OIL AND THE PROCESS THEREOF

1. A process for recovering tocotrienols, tocopherols, carotenoids and sterols from crude vegetable oil, comprising the steps of:reducing an amount of free fatty acids in the crude vegetable oil to less than 3.50% by weight of a total crude vegetable oil composition;
distilling the crude vegetable oil or fractions thereof using two distillation columns, in a sequential arrangement, each column operating under a pressure and at a temperature suitable for separating tocotrienols, tocopherols, carotenoids or sterols from the fractions;
wherein the distilling step is performed to produce a first fraction enriched with carotenoids and a second fraction enriched with tocotrienols or tocopherols;
transesterifying the first fraction in the presence of an alcohol and a basic catalyst to convert any glycerides therein to fatty acid esters and glycerine, forming a transesterified mixture comprising glycerine, fatty acid esters and carotenoids, followed by distilling the transesterified mixture to separate carotenoids; and
esterifying the second fraction in the presence of an alcohol and an acid catalyst to convert fatty acids therein to fatty acid esters, forming an esterified mixture comprising fatty acid esters and tocotrienols or tocopherols, followed by distilling the esterified mixture to separate the tocotrienols or tocopherols.
US Pat. No. 10,688,056

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICES FOR EXTENDED RELEASE OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

Nano Precision Medical, I...

1. An implantable drug delivery system, said implantable drug delivery system comprising:a metal capsule suitable for implantation;
a reservoir encapsulated by the metal capsule, wherein the reservoir contains a pharmaceutical composition including a water soluble therapeutic agent with an equilibrium solubility at room temperature of more than 1.0×10?3M and a stability enhancing agent; and
at least one nanoporous membrane in fluid contact with the reservoir, wherein the stability enhancing agent is a low solubility acid with a maximum solubility no greater than 5% w/v.
US Pat. No. 10,688,057

5-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID CAPSULE FORMULATION

Allergan Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A dosage form comprising:(a) a capsule shell, wherein the capsule shell comprises hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose; and
(b) at least one tablet within the capsule shell, the at least one tablet containing 5-aminosalicylic acid or a salt thereof as an active ingredient and having an enteric coat that prevents release of the 5-aminosalicylic acid in the upper gastrointestinal tract,
wherein the at least one tablet is a monolithic tablet,
wherein the capsule shell has less than about 10% by weight moisture content at a relative humidity of 60% and a temperature of 25° C.,
wherein the dosage form has improved handling properties such that a percentage of early openers following friabilation and quick testing is lower for the at least one tablet within the capsule shell as compared to the at least one tablet without a capsule shell,
wherein no more than 0.15% w/w 5-[2-formyl-5-(hydroxymethyl-1H-pyrrol-1-yl]-2-hydroxybenzoic acid accumulates upon storage of the dosage form at a relative humidity of 60% and a temperature of 25° C. for a period of at least six months, and
wherein the moisture content of the capsule shell is greater than a moisture content of the at least one tablet.
US Pat. No. 10,689,596

CLEANING PRODUCT

1. A cleaning product comprising:a) a non-pressurized spray dispenser comprising a housing and a trigger spray;
b) a shear thinning cleaning composition contained in the housing, wherein the composition comprises from about 5 to about 15% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system, wherein the surfactant system comprises an anionic surfactant and a co-surfactant, wherein the co-surfactant is selected from the group consisting of betaine, amine oxide, and mixtures thereof, wherein the anionic surfactant and the co-surfactant are present in a weight ratio of 4:1 to 1:1; a glycol ether solvent selected from the group consisting of glycol ethers of Formula I: R1O(R2O)nR3, Formula II: R4O(R5O)nR6 and mixtures thereof wherein R1 is a linear or branched C4, C5 or C6 alkyl or a substituted or unsubstituted phenyl, R2 is ethyl or isopropyl, R3 is hydrogen or methyl, R4 is n-propyl or isopropyl, R5 is isopropyl, R6 is hydrogen or methyl and n is 1, 2 or 3; and bicarbonate; wherein the surfactant system and the glycol ether solvent are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 1:1 and wherein the cleaning composition foams when sprayed.
US Pat. No. 10,689,597

FAST DRYING AND FAST DRAINING RINSE AID COMPRISING AN ETHOXYLATED ALCOHOL/EO-PO BLOCK COPOLYMER MIXTURE

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A solid rinse aid composition comprising:(a) from about 2 wt. % to about 5 wt. % of a sheeting agent, wherein the sheeting agent is:
an alcohol ethoxylate according to formula I:
R—O—(CH2CH2O)n-H
wherein R is a C10-C12 alkyl group, and n is 21, or
R is a C14-C15 alkyl group, and n is 13;
(b) from about 3% to about 10% of a defoaming agent, wherein the defoaming agent is a block copolymer according to formula H:
(PO)y(EO)x(PO)y
wherein y is in the range of 15 to 70, and x is in the range of 10 to 130;
(c) a polymeric polycarboxylate; and
d) optionally an acid source, an antimicrobial agent, and/or a chelant, wherein the ratio of the sheeting agent to the defoaming agent is about 1:1.5 to about 1:2.
US Pat. No. 10,688,059

MULTIPARTICULATE L-CARNITINE COMPOSITIONS AND RELATED METHODS

1. An oral controlled-release multiparticulate dosage form comprising a plurality of individually enteric coated particulates containing an L-carnitine that independently disperse in a patient's stomach after oral ingestion and travel through the stomach and past the pyloric sphincter without substantially releasing the L-carnitine in the stomach, the individually enteric coated particulates comprising (a) a solid core containing the L-carnitine, (b) a subcoating containing a cellulosic water soluble polymer over the core, and (c) an enteric coating over the subcoating and wherein the solid core comprises a pellet and the L-carnitine is located on an outer surface of the pellet.
US Pat. No. 10,689,598

LIQUID DETERGENT COMPOSITION

1. A liquid detergent composition having a pH of from 7.1 to 7.9 as measured at 10% solution in distilled water at 20° C. wherein the composition comprises a surfactant system, the surfactant system comprising from 1% to 40% by weight of the composition of an anionic surfactant, wherein the anionic surfactant is a C10-C13 alkyl ethoxylated sulfate surfactant having an average ethoxylation of from about 0.2 to about 1.0, and from 0.1% to 20% by weight of the composition of a primary co-surfactant, wherein the primary co-surfactant is a C10-C14 alkyl dimethyl amine oxide, wherein the anionic surfactant and the primary co-surfactant are in a weight ratio of from 6:1 to 3:1 and wherein the composition further comprises from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of the composition of a cyclic diamine, wherein the cyclic diamine is selected from the group consisting of 2-methylcyclohexane-1,3-diamine, 4-methylcyclohexane-1,3-diamine, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,687,548

CREAMER COMPOSITIONS

Societe des Produits Nest...

1. A process for manufacturing a creamer composition, the process comprising:providing a flavor precursor composition comprising at least one polyol and at least one amino compound, wherein the at least one amino compound is selected from the group consisting of amino acids, amino acid derivatives and peptides, wherein the at least one polyol and the at least one amino compound are materials solid at 25° C., wherein the at least one polyol and the at least one amino compound are combined with water and/or glycerol to form a liquid eutectic mixture, the amount of water and/or glycerol being insufficient to dissolve the at least one polyol or the at least one amino compound individually at 25° C., or the amount of water and/or glycerol being such that all the at least one polyol and all the at least one amino compound are simultaneously saturated at 25° C., and wherein the at least one polyol is selected from the group consisting of glycerol, sorbitol, glucuronic acid, 5-keto-gluconic acid, galacturonic acid, iduronic acid, maltodextrin, glucose syrup, rhamnose, xylose, glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, maltose, xylitol, maltitol, erythritol, mannitol and mixtures thereof;
heating the flavor precursor composition to generate a process flavour composition; and
mixing the process flavor composition with an aqueous creamer component.
US Pat. No. 10,688,060

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS PARTICULARLY FOR TREATMENT OF ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

Purdue Pharma L.P., Stam...

1. A dosage form comprising an immediate release methylphenidate hydrochloride component and a controlled/delayed release methylphenidate hydrochloride component, wherein the immediate release methylphenidate hydrochloride component and the controlled/delayed release methylphenidate hydrochloride component, together, provide 25, 35, 45, 55, 70, 85, or 100 mg of methylphenidate hydrochloride;wherein upon oral administration, the dosage form provides:
a first in vivo methylphenidate Tmax and a second in vivo methylphenidate Tmax, wherein in a fed state, the second in vivo methylphenidate Tmax is a Tmax8-16 of about 13.5 hours; and
efficacious treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”) for 16 hours after a single oral administration;
further wherein the dosage form has an in vitro methylphenidate hydrochloride dissolution rate, and wherein the in vitro methylphenidate hydrochloride dissolution rate does not increase in the presence of about either 5% or 20% ethanol when measured under in vitro conditions with stirring at 100 rpm at pH 1.2 for 2 hours in 900 mL of a medium comprising up to about either 5% or 20% v/v ethanol.
US Pat. No. 10,688,061

FORMATION OF DELIVERY AGENTS TARGETED TO DEGRADED ELASTIC FIBERS

Clemson University Resear...

1. A method of forming a delivery agent, the method comprising:forming a micro- or nano-sized biodegradable particle, the biodegradable particle comprising a biocompatible polymer;
associating a biologically active agent with the particle, the biologically active agent comprising a tannin, a flavonoid, a flavolignan, a phenolic rhizome, a favan-3-ol a cathepsins inhibitor, an MMP inhibitor, an elastase inhibitor, a lysyl oxidase, copper ions, forskolin, TGF-?, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), ethylene glycol tetraacetic acid, Nitrilotriacetic acid, hydroxyethyl ethylenediaminetriacetic acid, 8-Hydroxy-7-iodo-5-quinolinesulfonic acid, poly(gamma-glutamic acid, sodium thiosulphate, or alpha-lipoic acid; and
attaching an anchoring agent to a surface of the biodegradable particle, the anchoring agent comprising an anti-elastin antibody or a fragment thereof that specifically binds amorphous cross-linked elastin.
US Pat. No. 10,689,600

TREATMENT COMPOSITIONS

1. A composition comprising, based upon total composition weight:from about 0.15% to about 0.3% of a polymeric material comprising a first polymer and a second polymer, wherein the first polymer and second polymer are present in a weight ratio of from about 1:1 to about 3:1,
said first polymer being derived from the polymerization of from about 40 to 80 mole percent of a cationic vinyl addition monomer selected from the group consisting of methyl chloride quaternized dimethyl aminoethylammonium acrylate, methyl chloride quaternized dimethyl aminoethylammonium methacrylate and mixtures thereof, from about 20 to 60 mole percent of a non-ionic vinyl addition monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide, dimethyl acrylamide and mixtures thereof, from about 310 ppm to 1,950 ppm of a cross-linking agent comprising two or more ethylenic functions, 0 ppm to about 10,000 ppm chain transfer agent;
said second polymer being derived from the polymerization of from about 40 to 80 mole percent of a cationic vinyl addition monomer selected from the group consisting of methyl chloride quaternized dimethyl aminoethylammonium acrylate, methyl chloride quaternized dimethyl aminoethylammonium methacrylate and mixtures thereof, from about 20 to 60 mole percent of a non-ionic vinyl addition monomer selected from the group consisting of acrylamide, dimethyl acrylamide and mixtures thereof, from 0 ppm to about 45 ppm of a cross-linking agent comprising two or more ethylenic functions, 0 ppm to about 10,000 ppm chain transfer agent;
from about 8% to about 12% of a fabric softener active;
from about 0.15% to about 2.5% of a cationic scavenging agent;
an optional structurant; and
optionally, from about 0.01% to 10% of a nonionic surfactant,said composition being a fabric and home care product.
US Pat. No. 10,687,550

BROWN ANTHOCYANIN-CONTAINING COLORANT

MARS, INCORPORATED, McLe...

1. A sucrose-based, hard panned coating comprising sucrose and a pH-adjusted purple carrot anthocyanin-containing colorant, wherein the colorant comprises non-anthocyanin compounds in amount of less than about 10 wt %, andwherein the coating is substantially crystalline and has a brown hue described by a CIELCH color space h° coordinate of from about 0° to about 70° and a CIELCH color space C* coordinate of from about 0 to about 20.
US Pat. No. 10,689,601

METHOD OF FORMING AN ANTIFOAM GRANULE CONTAINING A SILICONE POLYETHER

DOW SILICONES CORPORATION...

1. An emulsion for forming an antifoam granule, said emulsion comprising:A) an oil phase comprising an antifoam compound, said antifoam compound comprising;
i) 75 to 99 parts by weight of a hydrophobic fluid having a surface tension of from 23 to 40 mN/m, and
ii) a hydrophobic filler dispersed in said hydrophobic fluid i);
B) an aqueous phase comprising;
iii) 20 to 60 parts by weight of a binder comprising a water soluble or water-dispersible polymer, and
iv) water; and
C) a silicone polyether;
wherein said emulsion is free of organosilicon resin and comprises at least 40 parts by weight of said hydrophobic fluid i).
US Pat. No. 10,688,063

TREATING AND/OR PREVENTING INSULIN-RESISTANCE RELATED WEIGHT GAIN

University of South Flori...

1. A method of reducing weight gain in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:administering an effective amount of 2-acetylcyclopentane-1,3-dione (ACPD) to the subject in need thereof, wherein the subject in need thereof has insulin resistance.
US Pat. No. 10,689,602

METHODS AND CLEANING SOLUTIONS FOR REMOVING CHEWING GUM AND OTHER STICKY FOOD SUBSTANCES

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A cleaning composition for application on a chewing gum residue or other sticky substance comprising:about 1 wt-% to about 50 wt-% of a diluent;
about 5 wt-% to about 40 wt-% of a polyol; and
at least about 10 wt-% of an alkyl ester comprising at least two of ethyl lactate, ethylene acetate, and polysorbate;
wherein:
the ratio of the polyol to alkyl ester is from about 1:1 to about 1:3;
the composition is free of any material that is not considered to be a GRAS or food additive ingredient; and
the cleaning composition removes the chewing gum or other sticky substance from a surface.
US Pat. No. 10,689,603

DETERGENT COMPOSITION

1. A detergent composition comprising from about 0.001 wt % to about 1 wt % based on active protein of an oleic acid-transforming enzyme and from about 5 wt % to about 80 wt % of the composition of a surfactant system comprising a mixture of more than one surfactant, wherein the oleic acid-transforming enzyme comprises an oleate hydratase of E.C. classification 4.2.1.53 having at least about 95% sequence identify to SEQ ID NO: 1 and wherein the composition is a manual dish-washing composition.
US Pat. No. 10,688,065

SPHINGOID COMPOUNDS FOR PROPHYLAXIS AND/OR THERAPY OF A VIRAL INFECTION

Harbins Ruhr Bioscience, ...

1. A process of treating or preventing a viral infection in a subject comprising:administering to a subject in need of prevention or treatment of a rhinovirus infection a composition comprising sphingosine;
wherein administration is nasally or intravenously; and
thereby treating or preventing infection by a rhinovirus in the subject by reducing the amount of infective virus in the subject through the action of said sphingosine.
US Pat. No. 10,688,322

USE OF POLYSACCHARIDES IN ANTIPERSPIRANT COSMETIC AGENTS FOR PROTECTING TEXTILES

1. A method for preventing and/or reducing textile discolorations and/or textile stains, wherein the method comprises the following method steps:(a) producing an antiperspirant cosmetic agent by mixing an antiperspirant aluminum salt with at least one chemically modified polysaccharide and microcrystalline cellulose and optionally further ingredients and optionally propellants, wherein the antiperspirant aluminum salt is present in the cosmetic agent in an amount of 2 to 40 wt % based on the total weight of the cosmetic agent and the at least one chemically modified polysaccharide is present in an amount of 0.8 to 2.5 wt. % based on the total weight of the cosmetic agent;
(b) applying the antiperspirant cosmetic agent to the skin;
(c) wearing a piece of textile clothing over the treated skin; and
(d) washing the piece of textile clothing, wherein after washing, no textile discolorations, no textile stains, decreased textile discolorations as compared to the same method using an antiperspirant cosmetic agent without the at least one chemically modified polysaccharide, or decreased textile stains as compared to the same method using an equivalent antiperspirant cosmetic agent without the at least one chemically modified polysaccharide wherein the at least one chemically modified polysaccharide is selected from the group consisting of C1-10 alkyl cellulose, hydroxy C2-10 alkyl methyl cellulose, hydroxy C2-10 alkyl ethyl cellulose, hydroxy C1-10 alkyl cellulose, carboxy C1-10 alkyl cellulose, and C6-30 alkyl hydroxyethyl cellulose, and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,689,604

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING DETERGENT PRODUCT

Reckitt Benckiser Finish ...

1. A method of manufacturing an automatic dishwashing detergent product being provided as a discrete dosage unit and comprising a continuous, non-aqueous gel phase comprising manufacturing the gel phase by a method comprising free radical polymerization of one or more monomers in a non-aqueous reaction mixture to form a polymeric builder without an intermediate step of drying the reaction mixture to form a solid comprising the polymeric builder;wherein the polymeric builder is in a dissolved state in the non-aqueous gel phase,
wherein the reaction mixture comprises:
10 wt % to 50 wt % of a non-ionic surfactant;
10 wt % to 60 wt % of at least one non-water solvent; and
a monomer comprising acrylic acid,
wherein no more than 0.1 wt % of the total amount of the monomer is a crosslinking monomer.